Pseudoeurycea nigromaculata (Taylor, 1941)

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

Bolitoglossa nigromaculata Taylor, 1941, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 27: 141. Holotype: USNM 110635, by original designation. Type locality: "Cuautlapan, Veracruz", Mexico.

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

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

English Names

Black-spotted Salamander (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 14; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 34).

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


Southern Veracruz (Mexico), in the municipalities of Zongolica, Acultzingo, and Tezonapa, at high elevations, 1200–1670 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


Reviewed by Parra-Olea, 1998, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 664: 1–2. 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, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 268–269, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. 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: 590, who suggested that the two populations likely represent different species. See account by Cázares-Hernández, Molohua Tzitzihua, Méndez Quiahua, Quiahua Colotl, Temoxtle Marquez, Rodriguez Merino, and Apale Pacheco, 2018, Tlaconetes: 1–92, for photos, habitat, life history, and conservation status. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 600–601, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map). Tighe, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 654: 23–24, noted the current location of paratypes. 

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