Thorius minutissimus Taylor, 1949

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

Thorius minutissimus Taylor, 1949, Am. Mus. Novit., 1437: 5. Holotype: AMNH 52673, by original designation. Type locality: "Santo Tomás Tecpan, Oaxaca, Mexico [= 49 mi. WSW Tehuantepec, Oaxaca]".

English Names

Oaxacan Pigmy Salamander (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 15; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 34: Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 36).

Extremely Minute Salamander (Parra-Olea, Rovito, García-París, Maisano, Wake, and Hanken, 2016, PeerJ, 4(e2694): 27). 


Known from the vicinity of the type locality (Santo Tomás Tecpan, Oaxaca, Mexico) in pine-oak woodland, ca. 2500 m elevation.


Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du MondeSee map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 595. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 305, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Parra-Olea, Rovito, García-París, Maisano, Wake, and Hanken, 2016, PeerJ, 4(e2694): 1–40, provided an account and discussed and amplified the description and diagnosis of this species. 

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