Ixalotriton parvus (Lynch and Wake, 1989)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Ixalotriton > Species: Ixalotriton parvus

Pseudoeurycea parva Lynch and Wake, 1989, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 411: 15. Holotype: MVZ 196101, by original designation. Type locality: "in an arborel bromeliad on a ridge SE Cerro Baul, 21 km W Rizo de Oro, Chaiaps [sic—error for Oaxaca], Mexico (ca. 1,600 m). The type-locality is just within the eastern border of the state of Oaxaca", Mexico.

Ixalotriton parvusParra-Olea, 2002, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 22: 234; Rovito, Parra-Olea, Recuero, and Wake, 2015, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 175: 173. 

Pseudoeurycea parvaFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 359.

Ixalotriton parvaRaffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 225. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

English Names

Dwarf False Brook Salamander (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 14; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 33; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 34).


Known only from the Cerro Baul, above 1600 m elevation, Oaxaca, Mexico, on the east side of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.


Reviewed by Lynch and Wake, 1999, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 687: 1–2. Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 225, provided a brief account 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: 577, who suggested that this taxon may be extinct. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 91–92, compared this species with others from Central America and provided a map and photograph.

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