Thorius maxillabrochus Gehlbach, 1959

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

Thorius maxillabrochus Gehlbach, 1959, Copeia, 1959: 205. Holotype: USNM 140293, by original designation. Type locality: "ca. 8,400 feet, four miles west of Zoquitlán, Puebla, Mexico". 

English Names

Zoquitlan Pigmy Salamander (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 15; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 34).


Known from the vicinity of the type locality (near Zoquitlán, Puebla, Mexico).


 Rovito, Parra-Olea, Hanken, Bonett, and Wake, 2013, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 109: 622–643, found this species to form the sister taxon of Thorius spilogaster and therefore removed the species from the synonymy of Thorius schmidti, where it had been placed by Hanken and Wake, 1998, Copeia, 1998: 312-345.

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