Pseudoeurycea cochranae (Taylor, 1943)

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

Bolitoglossa cochranae Taylor, 1943, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 29: 343. Holotype: EHT-HMS 24594, by original designation; now FMNH 100091 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 36. Type locality: "Cerro San Felipe, Oaxaca, México . . . . at an elevation of about 8,800 feet".

Pseudoeurycea cochranaeTaylor, 1944, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 30: 209.

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

English Names

Cochran's False Brook Salamander (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 14; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 33).

Cochran's Salamander (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 33).


Pine and pine-oak forests in the mountains of central and western Oaxaca, Mexico, between 2200 and 2700 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


Removed from the synonymy of Pseudoeurycea sulcata (= Pseudoeurycea cephalica) by Bogert, 1967, Am. Mus. Novit., 2314: 3–5, where it had been placed by Brame, 1963 "1962", Herpetologica, 18: 241–245. In the Pseudoeurycea cephalica group of Wake and Lynch, 1976, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 25: 61.  Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 275–276, provided a brief account, photograph, 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: 587. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 618–619, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map). Tighe, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 654: 19, noted the present location of paratypes.

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