Isthmura naucampatepetl (Parra-Olea, Papenfuss, and Wake, 2001)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Isthmura > Species: Isthmura naucampatepetl

Pseudoeurycea naucampatepetl Parra-Olea, Papenfuss, and Wake, 2001, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 20: 4. Holotype: MVZ 158941, by original designation. Type locality: "roadside bank along the road to las Lajas Microwave Station, 15 km (by rd) S Highway 140 from las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico (19° 35.5′ N, 97° 05.7′ W, 3000 m elevation)".

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

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

English Names

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

Distribution

Known  from a narrow ridge extending east from Cofre de Perote and terminating in a small peak (Cerro Volcancillo) at the type locality, in the Sierra Madre Oriental in central Veracruz, Mexico, 2500-3000 m elevation; also reported from the pine forest in the municipality of of Chignautla, at elevations of 2879 m and 2918 m elevation, and the municipality of Tetela de Ocampo, Puebla, Mexico. 

Comment

In the Pseudoeurycea bellii complex, related to Pseudoeurycea gigantea, according to the original publication. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 287, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. 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: 590. Fernández-Badillo, Morales-Capellán, González-Bonilla, Canseco-Márquez, and Hernández-Silva, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14: 200–205, provided a new record and discussed specimens and the known range of the species. 

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