Parvimolge townsendi (Dunn, 1922)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Parvimolge > Species: Parvimolge townsendi

Oedipus townsendi Dunn, 1922, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 35: 5. Holotype: MCZ 8017, by original designation. Type locality: "Cerro de los Estropajos near Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico".

Bolitoglossa townsendiTaylor, 1941, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 27: 107.

Parvimolge townsendiTaylor, 1944, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 30: 223.

English Names

Townsend's Dwarf Salamander (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 13; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 30)

Townsend's Salamander (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 32).


Central and southern Veracruz, Mexico, 800-1500 m elevation.


See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 582. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 288, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Contreras-Calvario, Castillo Juárez, Avalos Vela, Cerón de la Luz, and Mora-Reyes, 2019, Rev. Latinoam. Herpetol., 2: 64–70, provided additional localities in Veracruz, Mexico.   


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