Thorius troglodytes

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Thorius troglodytes
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Plethodontidae
Genus: Thorius
Species: T. troglodytes
Binomial name
Thorius troglodytes
Taylor, 1941

Thorius troglodytes (common name: Taylor's pigmy salamander) is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae that is endemic to Mexico. It is found only in mountains near the village of Acultzingo (Veracruz) at elevations of 2,380–3,000 m (7,810–9,840 ft) asl.[1][2]

Its natural habitats are pine-oak forests (including somewhat degraded forests) where it lives under bark, logs, in wood chips, and under rocks. This formerly very common species has declined. It is threatened by habitat loss caused by logging, livestock farming, and subsistence agriculture.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Gabriela Parra-Olea, David Wake, James Hanken (2008). "Thorius troglodytes". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T59429A11940428. Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Thorius troglodytes Taylor, 1941". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 21 November 2015.