Thorius infernalis Hanken, Wake, and Freeman, 1999

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

Thorius infernalis Hanken, Wake, and Freeman, 1999, Copeia, 1999: 926. Holotype: MVZ 183426, by original designation. Type locality: "13.7 km northeast (road from Atoyac to Puerto del Gallo) of El Paraiso, Guerrero, México, elevation 1400 m".

English Names

Atoyac Minute Salamander (original publication;Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 36).


Known only from the type locality in the Sierra Madre del Sur of central Guerrero, Mexico, along the original road from Atoyac to Milpillas, ca. 1400 m elevation.


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: 594. See comments regarding this species in Campbell, Brodie, Flores-Villela, and Smith, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 9: 46–51. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 306, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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