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Thorius smithi

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Urodela
Genus  Thorius
Higher classification  Thorius
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Plethodontidae
Scientific name  Thorius smithi
Rank  Species
People also search for  Thorius spilogaster, Thorius insperatus

Thorius smithi (common name: Smith's salamander) is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae. It is endemic to Mexico and only known from near the towns of Vista Hermosa and Metates in Sierra Juárez, Oaxaca. Its natural habitats are cloud and tropical forests where it occurs on the ground under rocks and logs. It is a very rare species known only from two locations, despite attempts to find it. Presumably, habitat loss caused by logging and expanding agricultural development are threats to its forest habitat.

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Thorius smithi Wikipedia


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