Bolitoglossa celaque McCranie and Wilson, 1993

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

Bolitoglossa celaque McCranie and Wilson, 1993, Herpetologica, 49: 11. Holotype: FMNH 236504, by original designation. Type locality: "Río Arcáqual, eastern side of Cerro Celaque, Cordillera de Celaque (14° 32′ N, 88° 40′ W), 2480 m elevation, Departamento de Lempira, Honduras".

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

English Names

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


Known southwestern Honduras and adjacent El Salvador in the mountains of Celaque, Opalaca, and Montecillos, in cloud forest, at 1930–2620 m elevation.


In the Bolitoglossa dunni group, according to the original publication. In the Bolitoglossa (Eladinea) dunni group of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 336. See comment under Bolitoglossa dunni. McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 100-103, provided an account. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 36, summarized the departmental distribution in Honduras. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 556. 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.: 354, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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