Bolitoglossa guaramacalensis Schargel, García-Pérez, and Smith, 2002

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

Bolitoglossa guaramacalensis Schargel, García-Pérez, and Smith, 2002, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 115: 535. Holotype: MCNG A-2121, by original designation. Type locality: "Bocono-Guaramacal road, Quebrada El Pollo (9° 13′ N, 70° 10′ W), south slope of the Macizo de Guaramacal, 2400 m, Trujillo, Venezuela".

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

English Names

Holy-mountain Salamander (Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 559).

Distribution

Cloud forest at 1900–2400 m elevation on the nothern and southern slopes of the Macizo de Guaramacal, located in the northeastern range of the Merida Andes, Venezuela.

Comment

Most similar to members of the Bolitoglossa adspersa group according to the original publication. In the Bolitoglossa (Eladinea) adspersa group of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 336. 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: 559. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 334, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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