Pseudoeurycea

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Pseudoeurycea
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Plethodontidae
Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae
Genus: Pseudoeurycea
Taylor, 1944
Synonyms

Lineatriton Tanner, 1950

Pseudoeurycea is a genus of salamander in the family Plethodontidae. The members of this genus are commonly known as the false brook salamanders.[1][2] They are found in Mexico and Guatemala.[1]

In order to preserve Ixalotriton and Bolitoglossa while avoiding paraphyly of Pseudoeurycea, species in the former "Pseudoeurycea bellii species group" have been moved to the genus Isthmura, and those in the former "Pseudoeurycea cephalica species group" to Aquiloeurycea.[1]

Species[edit]

It contains the following species:[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Frost, Darrel R. (2016). "Pseudoeurycea Taylor, 1944". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 14 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Smith's False Brook Salamander (Pseudoeurycea smithi)". EDGE. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  3. ^ "Plethodontidae". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2016.