Pseudoeurycea praecellens


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Pseudoeurycea praecellens
Species Authority: (Rabb, 1955)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-01-09
Assessor(s): Gabriela Parra-Olea, David Wake
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat near the city of Córdoba, Veracruz, Mexico.
2004 Critically Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from Hacienda El Potrero, near the city of Córdoba, west-central Veracruz, Mexico.
Possibly extinct:
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Population [top]

Population: It is known only from the holotype.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The holotype was collected in tropical humid forest, and it is not known whether or not it can adapt to secondary habitats. It is terrestrial and presumably reproduces by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is doubtful that any suitable habitat for this species survives. In the last 50 years since it was discovered, Córdoba has undergone massive development and there has also been extensive agricultural expansion.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected area. Urgent fieldwork is needed in the vicinity of Córdoba to locate any habitats where this species might survive. It is listed as "Threatened" (Amenazada) by the Mexican government.

Citation: Gabriela Parra-Olea, David Wake 2010. Pseudoeurycea praecellens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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