Pseudoeurycea werleri Darling and Smith, 1954

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

Pseudoeurycea werleri Darling and Smith, 1954, Trans. Kansas Acad. Sci., 77: 180. Holotype: UIMNH 33897, by original designation. Type locality: "Volcán San Martín, Veracruz", Mexico, between 3000 and 4500 feet elevation.

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

English Names

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

Werler's Salamander (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 35).


Rainforest and cloudforest from 900-1650 m elevation on Sierra de los Tuxtlas, southeastern Veracruz, Mexico.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


In the Pseudoeurycea cephalica group of Wake and Lynch, 1976, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 25: 61. 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: 592. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 268–269, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 603–604, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map). Tighe, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 654: 55, briefly discussed current location of paratypes. 

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