logo

Video encyclopedia

Firschein's False Brook Salamander

Pseudoeurycea firscheini is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae. It is endemic to the west-central Veracruz, Mexico, and known from Acultzingo on the Puebla–Veracruz border eastward to the Sierra Zongolica. It is also known as the Firschein's false brook salamander or simply Firschein's salamander. The specific name firscheini honors Mr. Irwin Lester Firschein, an American biologist, geneticists, and anthropologist. The authors acknowledge Firschein for his explorations on Volcan San Martin, said to "have done much toward stimulating interest in this region of Mexico".

Relations

  • General