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Thorius magnipes (Big-footed thorius)

Wikipedia Abstract

Thorius magnipes 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.
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Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
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EDGE Analysis

The big-footed thorius grows to just over 50 mm long. It has long limbs with large, broad hands and feet, and is found in both terrestrial and arboreal habitats. Within its pine-oak cloud forest habitat, it has been seen both on the ground under rocks and leaf litter and inside piles of wood chips, and between the leaves of bromeliads growing on trees. Its habitat is threatened by human encroachment, in the form of logging, livestock, and subsistence agriculture.
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
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Cañón de Río Blanco National Park II 121329 Veracruz, Mexico  

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Acultzingo Mexico

Biodiversity Hotspots

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

Range Map

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Citations

Species recognized by , , 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 <www.iucnredlist.org> Downloaded on 11 April 2013.
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
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