Bolitoglossa flaviventris (Schmidt, 1936)

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

Oedipus flaviventris Schmidt, 1936, Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ., Zool. Ser., 20: 148. Holotype: USNM 46922, by original designation. Type locality: "Chicharras, Chiapas", Mexico.

Bolitoglossa flaviventrisTaylor and Smith, 1945, Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus., 95: 547.

Bolitoglossa (Bolitoglossa) flaviventrisParra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 335.

English Names

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

Yellow-bellied Salamander (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 29).

Distribution

Pacific slopes of Chiapas, Mexico, and southwestern Guatemala, sea level–700 m elevation.

Comment

In the subgenus Bolitoglossa of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 335, formerly the Bolitoglossa mexicana group. Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 138-139, noted that records of Bolitoglossa flaviventris from Costa Rica are based on specimens of Bolitoglossa striatula. García-París, Parra-Olea, Brame, and Wake, 2002, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 16: 49, regarded this species as forming the sister taxon of the remaining members of the Bolitoglossa mexicana group. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 638. 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.: 310–311, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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