Bolitoglossa capitana Brame and Wake, 1963

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

Bolitoglossa capitana Brame and Wake, 1963, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 69: 47. Holotype: MLS 1a, by original designation. Type locality: "Hacienda La Victoria [La Granja Infantil—an orphanage, 6 km north of Albán on the Albánto Sasaima Road] between Albán and Sasaima, 1780 meters (5840 feet), in the Cordillera Oriental about 50 km. NW Bogotá, Departamento de Cundinamarca, Colombia".

Bolitoglossa (Eladinea) capitanaParra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 336.

English Names

Orphan Salamander (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 29).


Known only from the lower forested zone of Cundinamarca, Colombia.


In the Bolitoglossa (Eladinea) adspersa group of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 336. Rueda-Almonacid and Acosta-Galvis, 2004, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Colombia: 144-146, provided a brief account. 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. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 331, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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