Pseudoeurycea mystax Bogert, 1967

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

Pseudoeurycea mystax Bogert, 1967, Am. Mus. Novit., 2314: 12. Holotype: AMNH 76363, by original designation. Type locality: "0.9 kilometer east-northeast of Ayutla, Oaxaca, in the Distrito de Villa Alta", Mexico.

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

English Names

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

Mustached False Brook Salamander (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 33).


Known only from the type locality near Ayutla, 2100 m elevation, in pine-oak woodland, and 28 km to the northwest of the type locality at 8.6 km W Totontepec Villa de Morelos, all in Oaxaca, Mexico. 

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. Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 206-207, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 589. Flores-Diego, Peláez-Santiago, Aldape-López, and Lavariega-Nolasco, 2017, Mesoam. Herpetol., 4: 664–666, provided a second record in Oaxaca for the species. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 602–603, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map).  

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