Pseudoeurycea smithi (Taylor, 1939)

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

Oedipus smithi Taylor, 1939 "1938", Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 25: 269. Holotype: EHT-HMS 3966, by original designation; now FMNH 100011 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 40. Type locality: "Cerro de San Luis, 15 mi. N.W. [Ciudad] Oaxaca, Oaxaca", Mexico.

Bolitoglossa smithiTaylor, 1940 "1939", Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 26: 418.

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

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

English Names

Smith's False Brook Salamander (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 14; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 34).

Smith's Salamander (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 34).


Pine forests at high elevations of the Sierra de Juarez, Cerro San Felipe, and Sierra de Cuatro Venados, northwestern Oaxaca, Mexico, 2500–3000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


See comment under Pseudoeurycea unguidentis. 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: 591. In the Pseudoeurycea gadovii group of Wake and Lynch, 1976, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 25: 61. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 278, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 624–625, 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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