Thorius Cope, 1869

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Thorius
29 species

Thorius Cope, 1869, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 21: 111. Type species: Thorius pennatulus Cope, 1869, by monotypy.

Thorius Anonymous, 1869, Am. Nat., 3: 222. Type species: Thorius pennatribus Anonymous (Cope), 1869, by monotypy. See Cope, 1869, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 21: 111, for authorship.

English Names

Mexican Pigmy Salamanders (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 15; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 36).

Pigmy Salamanders (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 34).


Southern Veracruz and Puebla to Guerrero and Oaxaca, west of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico.


Hanken, 1983, Copeia, 1983: 1051–1073, discussed genetic variation and taxonomy of the genus. Hanken and Wake, 1994, Copeia, 1994: 573–589, and Hanken and Wake, 1998, Copeia, 1998: 312–345, described several new species. In the tribe Bolitoglossini of Vieites, Nieto-Roman, Wake, and Wake, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 59: 633. Rovito, Parra-Olea, Hanken, Bonett, and Wake, 2013, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 109: 622–643, discussed morphological diversification within the framework of a molecular tree. . Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 296–306, provided a brief accounts, photographs, and maps.

Contained taxa (29 sp.):

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