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Thorius magnipes (Big-footed thorius)

Wikipedia Abstract

Thorius magnipes is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae. 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.
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Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Thorius magnipes

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) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 18.79
EDGE Score: 5.76
View EDGE Record: Thorius magnipes


Adult Length [1]  2.209 inches (5.61 cm)
Litters / Year [1]  1

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website 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
Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands Mexico, United States Yes

Range Map


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
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 Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
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