Aquiloeurycea quetzalanensis (Parra-Olea, Canseco-Márquez, and García-París, 2004)

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

Pseudoeurycea quetzalanensis Parra-Olea, Canseco-Márquez, and García-París, 2004, Herpetologica, 60: 479. Holotype: IBUNAM 14208, by original designation. Type locality: "Xocoyolo, 1400 m, Municipio de Cuetzalan del Progreso, Puebla, Mexico, 19° 58′ N, 97° 32′ W".

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

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

English Names

Cuetzalan Salamander (original publication; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 34).


Cloud forests of Puebla, Mexico, from the region of Xocoyolo to 18 km southeast of Xocoyolo and San Andrés Tzicuilan, 830–1900 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


Likely related to Pseudoeurycea praecellens according to the original publication. Mociño-Deloya, García-Vázquez, Solano-Zavaleta, and Rosado-Luna, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 213, provided the first records other than the type locality. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 284–285, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Manzanares and Beukema, 2016, Mesoam. Herpetol., 3: 1080-1082, provided a low elevation record. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 638, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map). 

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