Pseudoeurycea longicauda Lynch, Wake, and Yang, 1983

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

Pseudoeurycea longicauda Lynch, Wake, and Yang, 1983, Copeia, 1983: 887. Holotype: MVZ 137880, by original designation. Type locality: "forested slope just South Mex. hwy. 15, 23.1 km (by rd) W. Villa Victoria, State of Mexico (elevation 2, 850-2, 970 m)", Mexico.

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

English Names

Longtail 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).


Two clusters of localities in the Cordillera Volcanica of eastern Michoacán and adjacent state of México, in an area termed the Sierra Temazcaltepec; possibly in other highland areas of the western Transverse Volcanic Range, Mexico.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


Reviewed by Lynch and Wake, 1999, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 686: 1–2. In the Pseudoeurycea leprosa group of Lara-Góngora, 2003, Bull. Maryland Herpetol. Soc., 39: 21–52. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 275, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 615–616, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map).

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