Bolitoglossa dofleini (Werner, 1903)

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

Spelerpes Dofleini Werner, 1903, Abh. Math. Physik. Cl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss., 22: 352. Type(s): ZSM 1288/0, lost according to Stuart, 1963, Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 122: 17, and Glaw and Franzen, 2006, Spixiana, München, 29: 156. MVZ 161627 designated neotype by McCranie, Wake, and Wilson, 1996, Caribb. J. Sci., 32: 395-398. Type locality: "Guatemala"; presumably the Alta Verapaz, according to Stuart, 1943, Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 56: 17. Neotype is from "Finca Volcán, 25 km (by rd.) NW Senahú, Depto. Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, elevation 875 m".

Oedipus schmidti Dunn, 1924, Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ., Zool. Ser., 12: 96. Holotype: FMNH 4538, by original designation. Type locality: "mountains west of San Pedro, Departamento de Cortes, Honduras, at 2000 feet, on trail". Synonymy by McCranie, Wake, and Wilson, 1996, Caribb. J. Sci., 32: 395.

Oedipus schmidtiDunn, 1926, Salamanders Fam. Plethodontidae: 361.

Oedipus dofleiniStuart, 1943, Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 56: 17.

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

Bolitoglossa doffleiniTaylor, 1944, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 30: 219. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Bolitoglossa dofleiniStuart, 1963, Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 122: 17.

Bolitoglossa (Pachymandra) dofleiniParra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 337.

English Names

Alta Verapaz Salamander (Bolitoglossa dofleini: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 29).

Doflein's Salamander (Bolitoglossa dofleini: Lee, 1996, Amph. Rept. Yucatan Peninsula: 40; Campbell, 1998, Amph. Rept. N. Guatemala Yucatan Belize: 37).

Schmidt's Mushroomtongue Salamander (Bolitoglossa schmidti: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 30).

Doflein's Mushroomtongue Salamander (Bolitoglossa dofleini: Lee, 2000, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Maya World: 52).

Palm Salamander (Bolitlgossa dofleini: Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 23).

Distribution

Low and moderate elevations of the Caribbean versant from extreme northern Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, and Cayo District, Belize, to north-central Honduras, 50-1370 m elevation.

Comment

The sole member of the Bolitoglossa (Pachymandra) dofleini group of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 337. See account and discussion by McCranie, Wake, and Wilson, 1996, Caribb. J. Sci., 32: 395-398 Lee, 1996, Amph. Rept. Yucatan Peninsula: 40-41, Campbell, 1998, Amph. Rept. N. Guatemala Yucatan Belize: 37, Lee, 2000, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Maya World: 52-53, and McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 113-115. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 36, summarized the departmental distribution in Honduras. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 638. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 359, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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