Pseudoeurycea saltator Lynch and Wake, 1989

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

Pseudoeurycea saltator Lynch and Wake, 1989, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 411: 11. Holotype: MVZ 131102, by original designation. Type locality: "under the bark of a fallen log in cloud forest just west of highway 175, 16 km (by road) S Vista Hermosa, Oaxaca, Mexico (1,970 m)".

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

English Names

Leaping 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).


Known only from cloud forest south of Vista Hermosa, on the southern slopes of the Sierra de Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1580–2050 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


Reviewed by Lynch and Wake, 1998, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 665: 1-2. In the Pseudoeurycea juarezi group of Canseco-Márquez and Parra-Olea, 2003, Herpetol. J., 13: 21-26. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 273, 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: 591. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 610–611, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map). 

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