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Thorius infernalis (Atoyac minute salamander)

Wikipedia Abstract

Thorius infernalis 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 infernalis

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Thorius infernalis

EDGE Analysis

The Atoyac minute salamander is a small species, growing to less than 40 mm in total length. It was formerly found in stream-side vegetation, living under logs and bark, but its habitat has largely been converted to coffee plantations and the remaining area is under threat of further human encroachment. It has not been seen since the early 1980s and may already be extinct.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 18.79
EDGE Score: 5.76
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Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Sierra Madre del Sur Mexico

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama Yes

Range Map



Species recognized by , 2009-09-01, ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Endangered Status provided by IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2 <> Downloaded on 11 April 2013.
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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