Pseudoeurycea orchileucos (Brodie, Mendelson, and Campbell, 2002)

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

Lineatriton orchileucos Brodie, Mendelson, and Campbell, 2002, Herpetologica, 58: 200. Holotype: KU 86620, by original designation. Type locality: "5 km S Yetla, Sierra de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico, 730 m".

Pseudoeurycea orchileucosFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 359.

Pseudoeurycea orchileucaLiner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 34. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

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

English Names

Sierra de Juárez Worm Salamander (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 34).


Vicinity of Yetla and Vista Hermosa, between 800 and 1390 m elevation on the humid northern slope of the Sierra de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


 Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 271, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Lineatriton orchileucos) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 577. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 607–608, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map). 

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