Jalpa false brook salamander

- Scientific name: Pseudoeurycea exspectata

This salamander was last seen in 1976, although it was once a common sight in its home forest in the Jalapa region of Guatemala (that's not a typo; it's the Jalpa from Jalapa). Since then, habitat destruction from farming, logging, and grazing left it without a home.

[Pictured: A similar species, Pseudoeurycea leprosa.]

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