Thorius narisovalis Taylor, 1940

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

Spelerpes (Oedipus) infuscatus Peters, 1879, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1879: 778. Holotype: ZMB 6556, according to the original publication. Type locality: "Hayti", in error, according to Bauer, Good, and Günther, 1993, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 69: 294, who considered this a possible senior synonym of Thorius narisovalis Taylor, 1940.

Thorius narisovalis Taylor, 1940 "1939", Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 26: 416. Holotype: EHT-HMS 17859, by original designation; now FMNH 100089 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 41. Type locality: "elevation of about 2,600-3,00 meters on Cerro San Felipe, 15 km. north[east] of Oaxaca, Oaxaca", Mexico.

English Names

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

Cerro San Felipe Pigmy Salamander (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 36).

Oval-nostrilled Minute Salamander (Parra-Olea, Rovito, García-París, Maisano, Wake, and Hanken, 2016, PeerJ, 4(e2694): 30). 


Known only from Oaxaca, Mexico, in three areas: (1) the vicinity of the type locality (Cerro San Felipe), the (2) vicinity of Zaachila, in central Oaxaca, and (3) the vicinity of Tlaxiaco, in cloud forests in pine-oak woodland, 2600-3000 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: 596. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 304, 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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