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Pseudoeurycea teotepec

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA CAUDATA PLETHODONTIDAE

Scientific Name: Pseudoeurycea teotepec
Species Authority: Adler, 1996
Common Name(s):
Spanish Tlaconete

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A4a 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)
Justification:
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.
History:
2004 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

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.
Countries:
Native:
Mexico
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Population [top]

Population: 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: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in moist areas with abundant moss in pine-fir forests. Reproduction is by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): 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 [top]

Conservation Actions: It does not occur in any protected areas.

Citation: Gabriela Parra-Olea, David Wake, James Hanken 2008. Pseudoeurycea teotepec. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 September 2014.
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