Thorius insperatus
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Mexico


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is currently known only from a single site near Vista Hermosa, in the Sierra de Juarez in north-central Oaxaca, Mexico, at 1,500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

The single specimen was collected under a log in forest. This species presumably reproduces by direct development.


The only known specimen was collected in 1961. The species is considered to be very rare.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat to it is most likely the loss of its original forest habitat as a result of logging and expanding agricultural development.

Conservation Actions

It has not been found in any protected areas. Surveys are needed to better determine the distribution, threats and conservation status of this little-known species.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Taxonomic Notes

This taxon may prove to be synonymous with T. smithi (Wake and Hanken, pers. comm.)


Gabriela Parra-Olea, David Wake, James Hanken 2008. Thorius insperatus. In: IUCN 2014


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