Thorius macdougalli
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Mexico



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bookcover Excerpts from Les Urodèles du Monde, 1st and 2nd editions and more recent updates, by Jean Raffaëlli (©2007, ©2014 by Jean Raffaëlli), used with permission. The 2nd edition of this book is available directly from the author: and from this website.

Author: Jean Raffa�lli

Thorius macdougalli Taylor, 1949

Petite esp�ce de la Sierra de Juarez du nord de l�Oaxaca. 2,6 cm SVL (F). Esp�ce robuste. Narine allong�e de grande taille, de forme ovale. Membres assez longs. Doigts et orteils bien d�velopp�s. Coloration g�n�rale brun noir avec une bande dorsale brun rouge�tre bord�e d�une ligne noire. Une tache brun rouge�tre brillante sur la r�gion de la nuque. Parties lat�rales et ventrales mouchet�es de blanc, notamment sur la r�gion gulaire. Terrestre, cohabite avec T. boreas, qui est plus grand. Abondante dans la partie sud de la Sierra de Juarez entre Llano de Las Flores et Cerro Pelon et au-dessus de Totontepec, entre 2 300 et 3 000 m. Cohabite avec P. juarezi. 450 km2. EN. Anciennement tr�s abondante, d�clin prononc�.


Small species of the Sierra de Juarez north of Oaxaca. 2.6cm SVL (F). Robust looking species. The nostril is elongated and big and has a oval shape. The limbs are rather long. Fingers and toes are well developped. The general color is brown/black with a reddish brown dorsal stripe which is borded by black lines. There is a shiny reddish brown spot on the dorsal side of the neck. Lateral and ventral parts are freckled with white, notably on the gular area. It cohabits with T. boreas, which is bigger, and with P. juarezi.

Habitat & Range : Terrestrial. It is abundant in the southern part of the Sierra de Juarez between Llano de Las Flores and Cerro Pelon and north of Totontepec, between 2300 and 3000m asl. 450Km².

Conservation : Endangered. Formerly very abundant, there has been a significant decline.

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