Thorius aureus Hanken and Wake, 1994

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

Thorius aureus Hanken and Wake, 1994, Copeia, 1994: 574. Holotype: MVZ 85966, by original designation. Type locality: "0.7 mi (rd.) E Cerro Pelón from point where road crosses top, Oaxaca, México".

Thorius aurensLiner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 36. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

English Names

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


Known only from the vicinity of the type locality on the north slope of Cerro Pelón, a prominent massif of the Sierra Juarez in montane pine-oak-fir and upper cloud forest, 2475–3000 m elevation, Oaxaca, Mexico.


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: 593. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 302, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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