Aquiloeurycea galeanae (Taylor, 1941)

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

Bolitoglossa galaenae Taylor, 1941, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 54: 83. Holotype: EHT-HMS 17146, by original designation; now FMNH 100113 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 36. Type locality: "near Galeana, N[uevo]. L[eón]., [Mexico,] 7,000 ft. elevation"; rendered as 15 mi. west of Galeana, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, by Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 9. Incorrect original spelling as evidenced by comparison with type locality name Galeana.

Bolitoglossa galeanaeTaylor, 1944, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 30: 121. Justified emendation.

Pseudoeurycea galeanaeTaylor, 1944, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 30: 209.

Pseudoeurycea galaenaeMarx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 37.

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

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

English Names

Galeana False Brook Salamander (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 33; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 33).


Areas surrounding Galeana and Iturbide in southern Nuevo Leon, Mexico, 1800–2800 m elevation, into adjacent Coahuila.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


In the Pseudoeurycea cephalica group of Wake and Lynch, 1976, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 25: 61. Taylor, 1944, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 30: 189-232, made the justified emendation of the spelling of the species name. See account by Liner, 1998, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 643: 1-3. Liner, Johnson, and Chaney, 1976, Herpetol. Rev., 7: 177, provided specific localities for this species and commented on the range. Lemos-Espinal and Smith, 2007, Anf. Rept. Coahuila México: 30, provided an account for Coahuila, Mexico. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 284, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 637, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map). Tighe, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 654: 22, noted the present location of paratypes. 

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