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Thorius smithi
Smith's Minute Salamander
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

 

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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: jean.raffaelli@laposte.net and from this website.

Author: Jean Raffa�lli

Thorius smithi Hanken et Wake, 1994

Petite forme de basse altitude de la Sierra de Juarez. Dents pr�sentes sur les maxillaires. 2 cm SVL (F). Forme fine, narine assez grande, l�g�rement ovale, museau tronqu�. Mains et pieds tr�s petits, queue longue, d�passant le reste du corps. Coloration sombre, bande dorsale obscure, plus claire de l��il � la queue. La bande est bord�e d�une ligne dorso-lat�rale sombre qui se poursuit sur la queue. Flancs, dessus des membres et parties ventrales plus clairs couverts de taches blanches. Tr�s basse altitude pour le genre, entre 800 m (pr�s de Metates) et 1 550 m (Vista Hermosa), en for�t de brume le long de la route 175, sous des morceaux de bois � terre et sous une pierre. 19 km2. DD. Tr�s peu connue.

ENGLISH TRANSLATION - Julian Wittische

It is a small, from of lowland of the Sierra de Juarez. There are teeth on the maxillary bones. 2Cm SVL (F). It is slender, with slightly oval and big nostrils. The snout is truncated. Hands and feet are very small, the tail is long, longer than the rest of the body. It is dark with a lighter dorsal stripe from the eye to the tail. The stripe is bordered by dorsolateral dark lines which also continue on the tail. The flanks, the dorsal side of the limbs, and ventral parts are lighter with white spots.

Habitat & Range: It lives at rather low altitudes compared with other species of the genera, between 800 (near Metales) and 1550m (Vista Hermosa) above sea level. It lives in cloud forests, along the road 175, under dead wood on the ground or rocks. 19Km².

Conservation: Data deficient. It is not well known at all.



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