Pseudoeurycea ahuitzotl Adler, 1996

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Pseudoeurycea > Species: Pseudoeurycea ahuitzotl

Pseudoeurycea ahuitzotl Adler, 1996, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 177: 5. Holotype: KU 182509, by original designation. Type locality: "9.4 km (by road) NE of Puerto del Gallo (an abandoned lumber camp), Guerrero, Mexico, at an elevation of 3296 m on the southern slope of Cerro Teotepec (17° 28′ N, 100° 08′ W)".

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

English Names

Imperial Salamander (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 32).

Ahuitzotl False Brook Salamander (Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 621).


Open pine-fir forest in the region of the type locality, Cerro Teotepec, Guerrero, Mexico, 3296 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 213, included this species in the Pseudoeurycea gadovii group. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 277, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.  

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