Thorius boreas Hanken and Wake, 1994

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Thorius > Species: Thorius boreas

Thorius boreas Hanken and Wake, 1994, Copeia, 1994: 581. Holotype: MVZ 162202, by original designation. Type locality: "Llano de las Flores, along Hwy. 175, 25-26 km NE Gueletao, Oaxaca, México".

English Names

Boreal Thorius (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 36).


Known only from the vicinity of the type locality in pine-oak forest both north and south of the crest of Cerro Pelón in the Sierra Juarez, 2800–3000 m elevation, Oaxaca, Mexico.


Cryptic species are possible masquerading under this name according to Highton, 2000, in Bruce et al., Biol. Plethodontid Salamanders: 224. 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: 593. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 302, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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