Bolitoglossa equatoriana Brame and Wake, 1972

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

Bolitoglossa equatoriana Brame and Wake, 1972, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 219: 23. Holotype: LACM 70550, by original designation. Type locality: "Limón Cocha, 0° 24′ S, 76° 37′ W, Provincia de Napo, Ecuador. . . . Elevation 260 m (850 ft.)".

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

Bolitoglossa ecuatorianaAcosta-Galvis and Gutiérrez-Lamus, 2012, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 52: 212. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

English Names

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

Distribution

Western Amazon Basin of southern Colombia and Ecuador, below 500 m. (see comment).

Comment

In the Bolitoglossa (Eladinea) adspersa group of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 336; formerly in the Bolitoglossa medemi group of Wake and Lynch, 1976, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 25: 1-65. Cisneros-Heredia, 2007, Check List, 2(3): 64-67, provided a discussion of the range as well as new records. Acosta-Galvis and Gutiérrez-Lamus, 2012, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 52: 212, noted that this species had been confused with Bolitoglossa guaneae prior to the latter's naming, implying that records of Bolitoglossa equatoriana may be lacking for southern Colombia. Elmer, Bonett, Wake, and Lougheed, 2013, BMC Evol. Biol., 13(59): 1-16, discussed cryptic diversity and unnamed species.  Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 339, discussed the unnamed cryptic species and results of Elmer et al. (2013) and provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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