Bolitoglossa engelhardti (Schmidt, 1936)

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

Oedipus engelhardti Schmidt, 1936, Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ., Zool. Ser., 20: 156. Holotype: FMNH 21065, by original designation. Type locality: "Volcan Atitlan, 7,000 feet above Olas de Moca, Solola, Guatemala".

Magnadigita engelhardtiTaylor, 1944, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 30: 218.

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

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

English Names

Engelhardt's Mushroomtongue Salamander (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 10; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 29).

Engelhardt's Salamander (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 28).


Extreme southeastern Chiapas, along Pacific versant to Volcán Atitlán, southwestern Guatemala, 1500 to 2840 m elevation.


In the Bolitoglossa (Magnadigita) rostrata group of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 336; formerly in the Bolitoglossa dunni group of Elias, 1984, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 348: 1-20. 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: 558. 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.: 343, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Ruiz-Villanueva, Piedrasanta-López, and Ariano-Sánchez, 2018, Mesoam. Herpetol., 5: 193–195, discussed leucism in the species and provided an upper elevational record. 

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