Pseudoeurycea amuzga Pérez-Ramos and Saldaña de la Riva, 2003

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

Pseudoeurycea amuzga Pérez-Ramos and Saldaña de la Riva, 2003, Acta Zool. Mexicana, N.S., 89: 57. Holotype: MZFC 10130, by original designation. Type locality: "en bosque mixto de pino y encino situado a 1 km al noroeste del Cerro Pico del Aguila en la Sierra de Malinaltepec, aproximadamente a los 16° 57′ y 98° 19′ W, y 1740 m de elevación", Guerrero, Mexico. Coordinates corrected to "16° 59' N, 98° 19'W instead of 16°57'N, 98°19'W" by Palacios-Aguilar, 2020, Rev. Latinoam. Herpetol., 3: 49. 

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

English Names

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


Known only from several localities in the Sierra de Malinaltepec, eastern Guerrero, Mexico.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


Named invalidly by Pérez-Ramos and Saldaña de la Riva, 2000, Rev. Digital Universitaria, Mexico, 1: 1 (electronic journal). According to the original publication this species was noted previously as Pseudoeurycea sp. by Adler, 1996, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 177: 20. Considered to be in the Pseudoeurycea gadovii group by Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 215. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 279, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Campbell, Brodie, Blancas-Hernández, and Smith, 2013, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 8: 200, provided a dot map of the species. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 622–623, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map). 

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