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Thorius magnipes (Big-footed thorius)
Thorius magnipes is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family. It is endemic to Mexico and only known from near its type locality near Acultzingo, Veracruz. Its natural habitat is pine-oak forest. It can be found in bromeliads, leaf axils, under rocks and leaf-litter, and inside piles of wood chips. It is threatened by habitat loss caused by logging and agriculture.
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)
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Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 18.79
EDGE Score: 5.76
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. Science, 342, 803–805