Pseudoeurycea amuzga 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Caudata Plethodontidae

Scientific Name: Pseudoeurycea amuzga Pérez-Ramos and Saldaña-de la Riva, 2003
Common Name(s):
English Sierra de Malinaltepec Salamander
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 March 2016). New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Gabriela Parra-Olea, David Wake, James Hanken
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient because it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its Extent of Occurrence, Area of Occupancy, conservation status, and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This recently described species is known from the east and north-east of Cerro Pico del Aguila in the Sierra de Malinaltepec, Guerrero, Mexico. The limits of its distribution are not known. It has an altitudinal range of 1,645-1,740m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1645
Upper elevation limit (metres):1740
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information on its population status.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species occurs in mixed montane forest, where it is found under rocks, in holes, and under the bark of trees. It reproduces by direct development.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its habitat is under threat from small-scale farming and wood extraction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not found in any protected areas. Further studies are needed within the Sierra Madre del Sur region.

Citation: Gabriela Parra-Olea, David Wake, James Hanken. 2008. Pseudoeurycea amuzga. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59367A11923013. . Downloaded on 24 May 2018.
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