Bolitoglossa diaphora McCranie and Wilson, 1995

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

Bolitoglossa diaphora McCranie and Wilson, 1995, J. Herpetol., 29: 448. Holotype: MVZ 221178, by original designation. Type locality: "above the visitors center of Parque Nacional El Cusuco, Cerro Cusuco (15° 31′ N, 88° 12′ W), 5.6 km WSW Buenos Aires, 1550 m elevation, Sierra de Omoa, Departamento de Cortés, Honduras".

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

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Intermediate elevation (1470–2200 m) cloud forest of the Sierra de Omoa on the Atlantic versant of northwestern Honduras; presumably to be found in adjacent Guatemala.

Comment

Not confidently placed in any of the recognized species groups, but possibly most closely related to Bolitoglossa cuchumata or Bolitoglossa helmrichi, according to the original publication. McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 108-113, provided an account. In the Bolitogossa (Magnadigita) dunni group of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 336. McCranie, 2006, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 802: 1-3, provided a review. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 36, summarized the departmental distribution in Honduras. 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: 557. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 40–69, compared this species with others from Central America and provided a map and photograph. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 353, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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