Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs between Cerro Peln and Vista Hermosa in the Sierra de Juarez, north-central Oaxaca, Mexico, at an altitude of 2,400-3,000m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
The species is terrestrial and inhabits pristine moist forest habitats, and has been found under loose bark or fallen trees, or under moss on rocks and logs. It reproduces by direct development.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
CR
Critically Endangered

Red List Criteria
A2a+4a

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Gabriela Parra-Olea, David Wake, Mario Garca-Pars

Reviewer/s
Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)

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Justification
Listed as Critically Endangered as the species is now very rare, and it is possible that the population has undergone an 80% decline in the last three generations or ten years, and that this decline is continuing. The reason for the decline seems poorly known and further studies are needed.

History
  • 2004
    Endangered (EN)
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Population

Population
It used to be very common, but has undergone dramatic declines and is now uncommon. Only one individual has been located in recent years (c. 2000).

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
The major threat is habitat loss due primarily to logging, as well as agricultural expansion and human settlement. The reasons for the dramatic recent declines in this species require further investigation.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The type locality falls within a local conservation management area administered by the town of Santiago Comaltepec. This species is listed as "Threatened" (Amenazada) by the Mexican government.
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Wikipedia

Pseudoeurycea juarezi

Pseudoeurycea juarezi is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family. It is endemic to Mexico.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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