Bolitoglossa gracilis Bolaños, Robinson, and Wake, 1987

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

Bolitoglossa gracilis Bolaños, Robinson, and Wake, 1987, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 35: 87. Holotype: UCR 9378, by original designation. Type locality: "Río Quirí, about 1 km NE by road from the bridge crossing the Río Grande de Orosi near Tapantí, Cartago Province, Costa Rica, at an elevation of approximately 1, 280 m . . . 9° 47′ 30″ N, 83° 47′ 42″ W, 1280 m".

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

English Names

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

Distribution

Vicinity of the type locality near Tapantí in lower montane rainforest (1225–1280 m elevation) on the Atlantic slope of Cartago Province, central Costa Rica.

Comment

In the Bolitoglossa subpalmata group by implication. Most similar to Bolitoglossa diminuta and Bolitoglossa subpalmata according to the original publication. See account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 133. In the Bolitoglossa (Eladinea) subpalmata group of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 336. See García-París, Parra-Olea, and Wake, 2008, Herpetol. J., 18: 23-31, for comments on systematics. 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.: 320, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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