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Thorius minutissimus (Oaxacan pigmy salamander)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Thorius minutissimus is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family. It is endemic to Mexico. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.
View Wikipedia Record: Thorius minutissimus

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Thorius minutissimus

EDGE Analysis

The Oaxacan pigmy salamander is a very small species, growing to less than 50 mm in total length. It is ground dwelling in high altitude pine-oak forest, although little more is known about this species because very few individuals have been collected. It was recently rediscovered, but remains extremely rare and its remaining habitat is threatened by logging, agriculture, and human settlement.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
9
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
77
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 18.79
EDGE Score: 5.76
View EDGE Record: Thorius minutissimus

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Sierra Madre del Sur pine-oak forests Mexico Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Santo Tomás Teipan Mexico

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands Mexico, United States Yes

Range Map

Middle America;

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Endangered Status provided by IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2 <www.iucnredlist.org> Downloaded on 11 April 2013.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Biodiversity Hotspots, Conservation International
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Range map provided by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Conservation International & NatureServe.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access