AmphibiaWeb - Thorius pulmonaris
Thorius pulmonaris
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Mexico



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Author: Jean Raffa�lli

Thorius pulmonaris Taylor, 1940

Cohabite avec T. narisovalis, mais les deux esp�ces ne vivent pas en syntopie, et T. pulmonaris vit � plus basse altitude. Plus petite taille. 2,7 cm SVL (6,3 cm). Queue allong�e, plus grande que le reste du corps. Narine de tr�s grande taille, ovale, presque aussi grande que l��il, museau allong� chez le m�le, doigts et orteils grands. Gris bleu�tre dorsalement, brun clair � blanch�tre ventralement, moucheture blanche sur les flancs, pas de bande dorsale �vidente. Une tache blanch�tre sur
la paupi�re inf�rieure. R�gion de Cerro San Felipe (centre de l�Oaxaca) et zones d�altitude au sud et � l�ouest de la ville d�Oaxaca, entre 2 100 et 2 500 m, dans les feuilles mortes � terre en for�ts mixtes pins/ch�nes d�grad�es de la Sierra Aloapaneca. 100 km2. EN. Peut-�tre pr�sente dans le parc national Benito Juarez.


It lives in sympatry but not syntopy with T. narisovali, the latter lives at lower altitude. The size of pulmonaris is also smaller. 2.7cm SVL (6.3cm). The tail is elongated, bigger than the rest of the body. The nostril is really big, oval, and is almost as big as the eye. The snout is elongated in males, the fingers and toes are big. Dorsal parts are blueish grey, ventral parts are light brown to white. Flanks show a white freckle. The is no obvious dorsal stripe. There is a white spot on the inferior eyelid.

Habitat & Range : Cerro San Felipe (central Oaxaca) and high altitude areas south and west of the city of Oaxaca, between 2100 and 2500m ASL. It lives in dead leaves, in altered mixed pine/oak forests of the Sierra Aloapaneca. 100Km².

Conservation : Endangered. It may be present in Benito Juarez national park.

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