> Thorius narismagnus
Thorius narismagnus (San Martin pigmy salamander)
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.
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)
Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites
Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
Species recognized by , , in
Endangered Status provided by IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2 <www.iucnredlist.org
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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
Range map provided by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Conservation International & NatureServe.