Pseudoeurycea exspectata Stuart, 1954

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

Pseudoeurycea exspectata Stuart, 1954, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 67: 159. Holotype: UMMZ 107999, by original designation. Type locality: "Broadleaf forest about 3 km. west of the aldea of Miramundo (about 7 air-line kilometers southeast of Jalapa), Department of Jalapa, Guatemala. Elevation, 2,525 m."

Pseudoeurycea exspectataStuart, 1963, Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 122: 22.

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

English Names

Jalapa False Brook Salamander (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 33).


Known only from the type locality, 3 km west of Miramundo in the highlands southwest of Jalapa, Departamento de Jalapa, Guatemala, 2525 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Guatemala

Endemic: Guatemala


In the Pseudoeurycea rex 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: 587. 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.: 280, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 626, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status (possibly extinct), and distribution (including a polygon map). 

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