Pseudoeurycea aquatica Wake and Campbell, 2001

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

Pseudoeurycea aquatica Wake and Campbell, 2001, Herpetologica, 57: 509. Holotype: UTA A-5773, by original designation. Type locality: "5.8 km (by road) W Totontepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2103 m (17° 14′ 24″ N, 96° 03′ 36″ W)".

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

English Names

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

Aquatic False Brook Salamander (Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 625).


Known only from a stream in cloud forest at the type locality (5.8 km west of Totontepec, central-eastern Oaxaca, Mexico, 2103 m elevation). See comment. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


Most similar to Pseudoeurycea smithii and possibly extinct according to the original publication; in the Pseudoeurycea gadovii group by implication and of subsequent authors. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 278, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 586. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 623–625–626, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status (likely extinct), and distribution (including a polygon map).

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