Aquiloeurycea cafetalera (Parra-Olea, Rovito, Márquez-Valdelmar, Cruz, Murrieta-Galindo, and Wake, 2010)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Aquiloeurycea > Species: Aquiloeurycea cafetalera

Pseudoeurycea cafetalera Parra-Olea, Rovito, Márquez-Valdelmar, Cruz, Murrieta-Galindo, and Wake, 2010, Zootaxa, 2725: 61. Holotype: IBH14341, by original designation. Type locality: "Rancho dos Puentes, 6.0 km (by road) north of entrance to Huatusco, Veracruz, México (19° 11.13′ N, 96° 57.72′ W, 1322 m elevation)".

Pseudoeurycea (Isthmura) cafetaleraDubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 77-161.

Aquiloeurycea cafetaleraRovito, Parra-Olea, Recuero, and Wake, 2015, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 175: 185. 

English Names

Coffee Grove Salamander (original publication).

Coffee Grove False Brook Salamander (Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 638).



Pine-oak woodland to pine and cloud forest in the municipalities of Chocaman, Zongolica, Los Reyes, Tequila y Unión, Río Blanco, and Progreso of Veracruz, to adjacent northeastern Puebla, Mexico, 1100 to 2220 m .

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


In the Pseudoeurycea cephalica group, confused with Pseudoeurycea cephalica prior to its naming, and the sister taxon of Pseudoeurycea cephalica + Pseudoeurycea quetzalanensis according to the original publication. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 285, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. See account by Cázares-Hernández, Molohua Tzitzihua, Méndez Quiahua, Quiahua Colotl, Temoxtle Marquez, Rodriguez Merino, and Apale Pacheco, 2018, Tlaconetes: 1–92, for photos, habitat, life history, and conservation. 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. Peralta-Hernández, 2022, Herpetol. Rev., 53: 256, provided a record from the Parque Nacional Cañón del Río Blanco, Municipality of Río Blanco, Veracruz, Mexico. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 638–639, provided an account summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map).

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