Pseudoeurycea goebeli (Schmidt, 1936)

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

Oedipus goebeli Schmidt, 1936, Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ., Zool. Ser., 20: 163. Holotype: FMNH 21064, by original designation. Type locality: "Volcan Tajumulco, at 8,000 feet altitude, on the trail above El Porvenir, San Marcos [Department], Guatemala".

Oedipus goebeliStuart, 1943, Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 56: 27.

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

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

English Names

Goebel's False Brook Salamander (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 14; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 33; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 33).


Pine-oak and upper cloud forest in the vicinity of Soconusco, Chiapas, Mexico, to the high mountains of western Guatemala (east to Volcán de Agua), 2400 to 3200 m elevation. See comment. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Guatemala, Mexico


 In the Pseudoeurycea rex group of Wake and Lynch, 1976, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 25: 61. 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: 588. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 280, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 627–628, 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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