Bolitoglossa cerroensis (Taylor, 1952)

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

Magnadigita cerroensis Taylor, 1952, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 34: 724. Holotype: KU 29961, by original designation. Type locality: "Cerro de la Muerte at approximately 7000 feet elevation, Pacific slope, 2 km. below Millville [= Villa Mills] on the Pan American Highway", Cantón de Pérez Zeledón, Cartago Province, Costa Rica. Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 108, commented on the type locality.

Bolitoglossa cerroensisWake and Brame, 1963, Copeia, 1963: 386.

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

English Names

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


Montane rainforest in talus on steep slopes of the Cordillera de Talamanca of Costa Rica, 2530–2990 m elevation.


Redescribed by Brame, 1965, Abh. Ber. Naturkd. Magdeburg, 11: 105-118. See account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 130. In the Bolitoglossa (Eladinea) epimela group of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 336; formerly in the Bolitoglossa adspersa group of Wake and Lynch, 1976, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 25: 1-65. See García-París, Parra-Olea, and Wake, 2008, Herpetol. J., 18: 23-31, for systematic comments. 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.: 324, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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