Pseudoeurycea gadovii (Dunn, 1926)

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

Oedipus gadovii Dunn, 1926, Salamanders Fam. Plethodontidae: 437. Holotype: BMNH 1903.9.30.312 by original designation; renumbered BMNH 1946.9.6.41 according to Brame and Gorham, 1972, Checklist Living & Fossil Salamand. World (Unpubl. MS): 294, and museum records. Type locality: "Xometla, at 8,500 feet altitude on Mt. Orizaba, [Veracruz,] Mexico".

Bolitoglossa gadoviiTaylor, 1941, Herpetologica, 2: 58.

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

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

English Names

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

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


Pine-oak forest up to above tree line in bunch grass habitats on Mounts Orizaba and Malinche in Puebla and Veracruz and on the Puebla–Tlaxcala border, Mexico, 2800 to 5000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


 In the Pseudoeurycea gadovii group of Wake and Lynch, 1976, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 25: 61. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 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. Solano-Zavaleta, García-Vázquez, and Mendoza-Hernández, 2009, Rev. Mexicana Biodiversidad, 80: 575–577, provided a dot map of the species. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 619–620, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map). Tighe, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 654: 40, briefly discussed the current location of paratypes. 

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