> Thorius narismagnus
Thorius narismagnus (San Martin pigmy salamander)
Thorius narismagnus is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family. It is endemic to the San Martin Tuxtla volcano, in the Sierra de los Tuxtlas range in southern Veracruz state, Mexico. Its common name is San Martin pigmy salamander. Natural habitats of Thorius narismagnus are lowland and intermediate tropical forests.
The San Martìn pigmy salamander is a fairly small species inhabiting lowland and intermediate tropical forest on the slopes of Volcán San Martìn. It has not been seen in the wild since the 1980s and is feared to be extinct, despite being recorded from two National Parks: Parque Nacional San Martìn and Parque Nacional Santa Marta In South Veracruz, Mexico. Subsistence agriculture, logging, and human settlement is threatening this species throughout its remaining range. It is also thought that this species my have been affected by a virulent disease, such as chytridiomycosis.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0)
Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 18.79
EDGE Score: 5.76
Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites
Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
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