Thorius arboreus Hanken and Wake, 1994

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Thorius > Species: Thorius arboreus

Thorius arboreus Hanken and Wake, 1994, Copeia, 1994: 578. Holotype: MVZ 196078, by original designation. Type locality: "10.9 km (rd.) W La Esperanza, along Hwy. 175, Oaxaca, México".

English Names

Arboreal Thorius (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 36).


Known only from the vicinity of the type locality in cloud forest on the Atlantic drainage of the Sierra de Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2170–2755 m elevation.


Highton, 2000, in Bruce et al., Biol. Plethodontid Salamanders: 223, suggested, on the basis of allozyme evidence that three species likely masquerade under this name. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 593. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 302, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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