Pseudoeurycea robertsi (Taylor, 1939)

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

Oedipus robertsi Taylor, 1939 "1938", Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 25: 287. Holotype: EHT-HMS 12503, by original designation; now FMNH 100002 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 39. Type locality: "Nevada [sic] de Toluca, [México,] elevation between 10,000 and 11,000 feet", Mexico.

Pseudoeurycea robertsiTaylor, 1944, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 30: 209; Smith and Taylor, 1948, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 194: 28.

Bolitoglossa robertsiTaylor and Smith, 1945, Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus., 95: 537.

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

English Names

Roberts' False Brook Salamander (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 14; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 33; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 34).


Pine-fir forest on the Nevado de Toluca in southwestern México (state), Mexico, 2800–3600 m elevation.

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: 211, 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. Sunny, Duarte‑deJesus, Aguilera‑Hernández, Ramírez‑Corona, Suárez‑Atilano, Percino-Daniel, Manjarrez, Monroy-Vilchis, and González‑Fernández, 2019, Genetica, 147: 149–164, reported on genetic diversity and demography with recommendations for future conservation actions. Sunny, Domínguez-Vega, Caballero-Viñas, Ramírez‑Corona, Suárez‑Atilano, and González‑Fernández, 2021, Herpetozoa, Wien, 34: 35–47, reported on morphometric and microhabitat. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 617–618, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map). Tighe, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 654: 42, briefly discussed the current location of paratypes.  

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