|Scientific Name:||Pseudoeurycea leprosa (Cope, 1869)|
Bolitoglossa leprosa (Cope, 1869)
Eurycea leprosus (Cope, 1869)
Geotriton laticeps (Brocchi, 1883)
Geotriton leprosus (Cope, 1869)
Oedipus leprosus (Cope, 1869)
Oedipus orizabensis (Blatchley, 1893)
Spelerpes orizabensis Blatchley, 1893
Spelerpes gibbicaudus Blatchley, 1893
Spelerpes laticeps Brocchi, 1883
Spelerpes leprosus Cope, 1869
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Wake, D., Pineda, E. & Parra-Olea, G.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Hobin, L. & Arias Caballero, P.|
Listed as Least Concern because it has a wide distribution (one of the largest distributions of salamanders in Mexico) and presumed large population.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||This species is found from eastern Puebla and western Veracruz to Tlaxcala, Estado de Mexico, Morelos and Distrito Federal, Mexico. There is an isolated subpopulation in northern Hidalgo. Its altitudinal range is 2,500-3,200 m asl.|
Native:Mexico (Hidalgo, México Distrito Federal, México State, Morelos, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Veracruz)
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|Population:||The species was previously the most common salamander on the Mexican Plateau, and while still present, it is far less abundant. Due to an ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species lives at high elevations in pine and pine-oak forests. It is terrestrial, and can withstand only limited disturbance to its habitat. It breeds by direct development and is not dependent upon water.|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Yes|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Use and Trade:||There are no records of this species being utilized.|
|Major Threat(s):||Its habitat is threatened by agriculture (including slash and burn practices), forestry, expanding human settlements and tourist activities within national parks.|
It occurs in several protected areas including Cumbres del Ajusco National Park. This species is listed as "Threatened" (Amenazada) by the Mexican government.
Improved management of protected areas is required.
Surveys to determine whether there is suitable habitat between known localities is required to help determine the full distribution of this species.
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2016. Pseudoeurycea leprosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T59383A53982716.Downloaded on 19 October 2017.|
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