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Thorius narismagnus (San Martin pigmy salamander)

Wikipedia Abstract

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

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Thorius narismagnus

EDGE Analysis

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) 
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 narismagnus

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve 383315 Veracruz, Mexico    

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Los Tuxtlas Mexico      

Biodiversity Hotspots

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

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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