Aquiloeurycea cephalica

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Aquiloeurycea cephalica
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Plethodontidae
Genus: Aquiloeurycea
A. cephalica
Binomial name
Aquiloeurycea cephalica
(Cope, 1865)

Spelerpes cephalicus Cope, 1865 Pseudoeurycea cephalica (Cope, 1865)

Aquiloeurycea cephalica (until recently Pseudoeurycea cephalica) is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae. It is endemic to central Mexico.[1][2] It is a species complex.[2]

Aquiloeurycea cephalica are found in pine, pine-oak, fir, and cloud forests, and in the upper extent of lowland forest. They are commonly encountered beneath rocks, logs and other debris on the ground. The species tolerates some habitat change and occurs in forest edges, rural gardens, and small patches of forest in urban areas. It is threatened by habitat loss.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Gabriela Parra-Olea; David Wake; Jean Raffaelli (2010). "Pseudoeurycea cephalica". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2010: e.T59373A11924813. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T59373A11924813.en.
  2. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2016). "Aquiloeurycea Rovito, Parra-Olea, Recuero, and Wake, 2015". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 14 May 2016.