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Thorius minydemus (Minute thorius)

Wikipedia Abstract

Thorius minydemus is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae. It is endemic to Mexico and only known from near its type locality near La Joya, Veracruz. Its natural habitats are cloud and pine-oak forests with many bromeliads. The species is threatened by habitat loss and may already be extinct.
View Wikipedia Record: Thorius minydemus

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Thorius minydemus

EDGE Analysis

The minute thorius is a tiny species, measuring only about 33 mm in total length. Its former range has been reduced to just 15 hectares and the remaining cloud pine-oak forest habitat for this species is threatened by deforestation and alteration as a result of logging, mining, agriculture, livestock ranching, and human settlement.
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 minydemus


Adult Length [1]  1.366 inches (3.47 cm)
Litters / Year [1]  1

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Veracruz/Puebla Volcanoes Mexico

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands Mexico, United States No
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama No

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.
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
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