Thorius schmidti Gehlbach, 1959

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

Thorius schmidti Gehlbach, 1959, Copeia, 1959: 203. Holotype: USNM 140295, by original designation. Type locality: "ca. 8,400 feet, four miles west of Zoquitlán, Puebla, Mexico".

English Names

Schmidt's Pigmy Salamander (Thorius schmidti: 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: 37).


Known from the vicinity of the type locality (near Zoquitlán, Puebla, Mexico) and also from 28 km east of Teotitlán del Camino (60 m south from Puerto de la Soledad) at 2490 m elevation, Oaxaca, Mexico.


See account by Hanken and Wake, 1998, Copeia, 1998: 312-345, who included Thorius maxillabrochus as a synonym (see comment under that record.). Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 1999, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 47: 628, provided the record for Oaxaca, Mexico. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 299, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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