Pseudoeurycea lynchi Parra-Olea, Papenfuss, and Wake, 2001

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

Pseudoeurycea lynchi Parra-Olea, Papenfuss, and Wake, 2001, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 20: 3. Holotype: MVZ 230994, by original designation. Type locality: "top of Cerro San Pedro at Loma Alta Microwave Station, 6 km ENE Chiconquiaco, Veracruz, Mexico (19° 45.3′ N, 96° 46.9′ W, 2160 m elevation)".

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

English Names

Veracruz Green Salamander (original publication; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 33).


Central Sierra Oriental in cloud forest in Veracruz (Cerro San Pedro Chicoquiaco near la Joya) and adjacent Puebla (Quetzalan), Mexico, 1200–1500 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


Most closely related to Pseudoeurycea nigromaculata according to the original publication, so in the Pseudoeurycea leprosa group by implication (DRF). Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 268, provided a brief account, photograph, and map and included it in the Pseudoeurycea leprosa 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: 589. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 600, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map)

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