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.


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. 

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