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pdf 02. A new species of Pseudoeurycea (Caudata: Plethodontidae) from Northern Oaxaca, Mexico


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Authors: Luis Canseco-márquez And Gabriela Parra-olea

Abstract: We describe a new species of Pseudoeurycea from the northern-most high peak of the Sierra de Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico. This species belongs to the P. juarezi group, a monophyletic assemblage restricted to northern Oaxaca and comprising three species: P. juarezi, P. saltator, and P. aurantia sp. nov. Pseudoeurycea aurantia is the sister taxon to the clade formed by P. juarezi and P. saltator. The new species is diagnosed by a distinctive coloration and by divergent mitochondrial DNA sequences.

Keywords: mitochondrial DNA, new species, phylogeny, salamander, systematics


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