Pseudoeurycea obesa Parra-Olea, García-París, Hanken, and Wake, 2005

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

Pseudoeurycea obesa Parra-Olea, García-París, Hanken, and Wake, 2005, Copeia, 2005: 467. Holotype: IBUNAM 14195, by original designation. Type locality: "Plan de Guadalupe, Oaxaca, Mexico (18° 08.386′ N, 96° 57.397′ W), 2150 m elevation".

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

English Names

Ridge-tailed Salamander (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 34).

Ridge-tailed False Brook Salamander (Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 605). 


Known only from deforested remnant oak-cloud forest in the mountain pass of Plan de Guadalupe and its immediate surroundings, along the road from Teotitlán del Valle to Huautla, Oaxaca, 2150-2155 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


In the Pseudoeurycea leprosa group, according to the original publication. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 269–270, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 605, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map). 

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