Bolitoglossa alvaradoi Taylor, 1954

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Bolitoglossa > Species: Bolitoglossa alvaradoi

Bolitoglossa alvaradoi Taylor, 1954, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 36: 604. Holotype: KU 30484, by original designation. Type locality: "Moravia de Chirripo, [Cantón de Turrialba,] Limón Province, Costa Rica". Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 98, commented on the type locality.

Bolitoglossa arborescandens Taylor, 1954, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 36: 600. Holotype: KU 34925, by original designation. Type locality: "Moravia de Chirripo, [Cantón de Turrialba,] Limón Province, Costa Rica". Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 98, commented on the type locality. Synonymy by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 130, who selected Bolitoglossa alvaradoi Taylor to have priority under Article 24.2 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (1999).

Bolitoglossa (Pachymandra) alvaradoiParra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 337.

English Names

Moravia de Chirripo Salamander (Bolitoglossa alvaradoi: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 29).

Costa Rica Mushroomtongue Salamander (Bolitoglossa arborescandens [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 29).

Distribution

Humid lowland and premontane areas on the Atlantic versant of Costa Rica, 15 to 1116 m elevation.

Comment

In the monotypic Bolitoglossa (Pachymandra) alvaradoi group of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 337. See account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 129-130. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 555. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 40–69, compared this species with others from Central America, provided a map, photograph, and brief characterization. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 358, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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