Pseudoeurycea teotepec

Subgenus: Pseudoeurycea
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
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 known only from south-east of Puerto del Gallo town, on the slopes of Cerro Teotepec in south-central Guerrero, Mexico, at 3,425m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in moist areas with abundant moss in pine-fir forests. Reproduction is by direct development.


There is very little information; it is known from few specimens. The species has not been recorded since its discovery in the 1960s despite repeated attempts to locate it. It appears to have undergone population declines.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Although it lives in a remote area, logging has apparently been taking place on Cerro Teotepec, and this might constitute a threat to it. There is also pressure on this species' habitat from expanding small-scale agriculture.

Conservation Actions

It does not occur in any protected areas.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Listed as Endangered, because recent population reductions of greater than 50% have been experienced and these declines are expected to continue within a 10 year, or three generation window.


Gabriela Parra-Olea, David Wake, James Hanken 2008. Pseudoeurycea teotepec. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59399A11918827. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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