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Thorius aureus (Golden thorius)

Wikipedia Abstract

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

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Thorius aureus

EDGE Analysis

The golden thorius is the most colourful and sizeable member of the Thorius salamanders, although it measures just 57 mm in total length. Very little is known about this species, and it is found living at very high altitudes in terrestrial habitats within montane pine-oak-fir forests and upper cloud forests, hiding under stones and logs. This species does not adapt to degraded or secondary habitats, and is thought to be threatened by factors such as habitat destruction, climate change and possibly 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 aureus

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Sierra de Juárez Mexico

Biodiversity Hotspots

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

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Citations

Species recognized by , , 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.
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