Pseudoeurycea brunnata Bumzahem and Smith, 1955

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

Pseudoeurycea brunnata Bumzahem and Smith, 1955, Herpetologica, 11: 73. Holotype: UIMNH 33708, by original designation. Type locality: "Región de Soconusco, Chiapas, Mexico".

Pseudoeurycea (Pseudoeurycea) brunnataDubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 77–161.

English Names

Brown False Brook Salamander (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 13; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 33; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 32).


Pine-oak forest and cloud forest from Volcán Tacaná in extreme eastern Chiapas, Mexico, discontinuously east as far as Volcán Chicabal, Department of San Marcos, southwestern Guatemala, 2400–2800 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Guatemala, Mexico


In the Pseudoeurycea cephalica group of Wake and Lynch, 1976, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 25: 61. 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. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 91–92, compared this species with others from Central America and provided a map and photograph. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 281, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 628–629, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map). Tighe, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 654: 54, briefly discussed current location of paratypes.

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