Bolitoglossa compacta Wake, Brame, and Duellman, 1973

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

Bolitoglossa compacta Wake, Brame, and Duellman, 1973, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 248: 12. Holotype: KU 116662, by original designation. Type locality: "north slope of Cerro Pando, 1920-1970 m (6298-6462 ft) elevation, Provincia de Bocas del Toro, western Panamá".

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

English Names

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


Humid lower montane areas on or near the Costa Rica–Panama border; on the Pacific slope in Costa Rica (1650-1980 m) and Atlantic and Pacific slopes in western Panama (1810–2780 m).


In the Bolitoglossa (Eladinea) adspersa group of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 337; formerly in the Bolitoglossa subpalmata group of Wake and Lynch, 1976, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 25: 1-65. See Lips, 1993, Herpetol. Rev., 24: 107, for Costa Rica record. See account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 131-132. 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: 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.: 328, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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