|Scientific Name:||Pseudoeurycea praecellens|
|Species Authority:||(Rabb, 1955)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct) B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|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.
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|Range Description:||This species is known from Hacienda El Potrero, near the city of Córdoba, west-central Veracruz, Mexico.|
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|Population:||It is known only from the holotype.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|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.|
|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:||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.|
IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.2). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 29 June 2010).
Parra-Olea, G., García-París, M. and Wake, D.B. 1999. Status of some populations of Mexican salamanders. Revista de Biologia Tropical: 217-223.
Rabb, G.B. 1955. A new salamander of the genus Parvimolge from Mexico. Breviora: 1-9.
Wake, D.B. and Elias, P. 1983. New genera and a new species of Central American salamanders, with a review of the tropical genera (Amphibia, Caudata, Plethodontidae). Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County - Contributions in Science 345: 1-19.
Wake, D.B. and Lynch, J.F. 1976. The distribution, ecology, and evolutionary history of plethodontid salamanders in tropical America. Science Bulletin of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: 1-65.
|Citation:||Gabriela Parra-Olea, David Wake. 2010. Pseudoeurycea praecellens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T59391A11915774. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T59391A11915774.en . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.|