Bolitoglossa chinanteca Rovito, Parra-Olea, Lee, and Wake, 2012

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

Bolitoglossa (Nanotriton) chinanteca Rovito, Parra-Olea, Lee, and Wake, 2012, ZooKeys, 185: 62. Holotype: IBH 24708, by original designation. Type locality: "10.3 km south (by rd) of center of Valle Nacional on Hwy. 175, Sierra de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico, 676 m elevation, 17.72390°N, 96.32100° W (WGS84 datum)".

English Names

Chinanteca Salamander (original publication).


Sierra Juarez region of Oaxaca, Mexico.


Confused with Bolitoglossa rufescens prior to its naming, and the sister taxon of Bolitoglossa occidentalis, according to the original publication. Rovito, Parra-Olea, Vázquez-Almazán, Luna-Reyes, and Wake, 2012, BMC Evol. Biol., 12(255): 1-16, reported on molecular phylogenetics. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 316, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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