Bolitoglossa dunni (Schmidt, 1933)

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

Oedipus dunni Schmidt, 1933, Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ., Zool. Ser., 20: 16. Holotype: FMNH 4550, by original designation. Type locality: "mountains west of San Pedro, Honduras. Altitude 4500 feet". Type locality corrected to "apparently along the Quebrada del Infierno on the eastern slope of the Cerro de La Virtúd" by McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 116; expanded by McCranie, 2008, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 841: 3, to "along the Quebrada del Infierno on the eastern slopes of the Cerra de la Virtúd, 1370 m elevation, 15° 32′ N, 88° 06′ W".

Magnadigita dunniTaylor, 1944, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 30: 201.

Bolitoglossa dunniWake and Brame, 1963, Copeia, 1963: 386.

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

English Names

Dunn's Mushroomtongue Salamander (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 29).

Dunn's Salamander (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 23).

Distribution

Known only from cloud forests of the mountains of Espíritu Santo and Omoa in northwestern Honduras, and the eastern mountains of the Atlantic slopes in Guatemala.

Comment

In the Bolitoglossa (Magnadigita) dunni group of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 336. Discussed and redescribed by McCranie and Wilson, 1993, Herpetologica, 49: 1-15, who reviewed the species group. McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 115-118, provided an account. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 36, summarized the departmental distribution in Honduras. McCranie, 2008, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 841: 1-5, reviewed the literature of the species. 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.: 352, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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