Thorius lunaris Hanken and Wake, 1998

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

Thorius lunaris Hanken and Wake, 1998, Copeia, 1998: 318. Holotype: MVZ 183292, by original designation. Type locality: "1.5 km by road west of Texmola, on southwestern slopes of Volcán Orizaba, Veracruz, México, elevation 2640 m".

English Names

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


Pine-oak woodland on the southern, southwestern, and southeastern flanks of Volcán Orizaba, in the vicinity of the type locality (Texmola, Veracruz, Mexico), 2500–2640 m elevation.


See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 594. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 298, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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