Pseudoeurycea juarezi Regal, 1966

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

Pseudoeurycea juarezi Regal, 1966, Am. Mus. Novit., 2266: 1. Holotype: AMNH 74403, by original designation. Type locality: "a ravine in the cloud forest on the northeastern slope of the Sierra de Juárez, near latitude 17° 48′ N., longitude 96° 20′ W., in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, about 58 kilometers south of Valle Nacional on the road between Ixtlán de Juárez and Túxtepec".

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

English Names

Sierra Juarez Salamander (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 14; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 33).

Juarez Salamander (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 30).

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

Sierra de Juarez False Brook Salamander (Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 609).


Cloud forests of the Sierra Juárez and Sierra Mixe, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2200–2900 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


 In the Pseudoeurycea leprosa group of Wake and Lynch, 1976, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 25: 61, and Lara-Góngora, 2003, Bull. Maryland Herpetol. Soc., 39: 21-52. In the Pseudoeurycea juarezi group of  Canseco-Márquez and Parra-Olea, 2003, Herpetol. J., 13: 21-26.  Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 272, provided a brief account, photograph, and map and treated the species as a member of the Pseudoeurycea gadovii group. 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, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 609–610, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map). 

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