Bolitoglossa colonnea (Dunn, 1924)

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

Oedipus colonneus Dunn, 1924, Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ., Zool. Ser., 12: 96. Holotype: MCZ 9406, by original designation. Type locality: "La Loma, on trail from Chiriquicito to Boquete [Atlantic side], altitude about 2000 feet, Bocas del Toro [now Comarca Ngöbe-Buglé Province, Panama".

Bolitoglossa colonneaTaylor, 1944, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 30: 219.

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

English Names

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


Lowland to to lower montane life zones from Bocas del Toro and Comarca Ngöbe-Buglé Provinces, far western Panamá and Alajuela, Heredia, Limón, and Cartago provinces, Costa Rica; also in the Golfo Dulce and Las Cruces areas of Pacific slope Costa Rica (Puntarenas Province).


In the Bolitoglossa (Eladinea) schizodactyla group of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 336; formerly in the Bolitoglossa striatula group. See account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 131. Hertz, Lotzkat, and Köhler, 2013, Check List, 9: 83-91, provided range extension in Panama and discussed the range. 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.: 329, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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