Bolitoglossa lincolni (Stuart, 1943)

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

Oedipus lincolni Stuart, 1943, Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 56: 9. Holotype: UMMZ 89107, by original designation. Type locality: "monte at Salquil Grande, El Quiché, Guatemala. Altitude 2450 meters".

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

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

Bolitoglossa resplendens McCoy and Walker, 1966, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 649: 1. Holotype: UCM 25520, by original designation. Type locality: "southwest slope of the Cerro Hueytepec, seven miles W San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico". Synonymy by Elias, 1984, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 348: 9; and Wake and Lynch, 1988, Herpetologica, 44: 105-108.

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

English Names

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

Lincoln's Salamander (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 29).


Moderately high elevations (2200–3000 m) from the Meseta Central of Chiapas, Mexico to the Pacific slopes in western Guatemala, including the Sierra de Cuilco, the western portion of the Guatemalan Plateau, and the Cuchumatanes.


In the Bolitoglossa (Magnadigita) franklini group of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 336. See also Wake, Yang, and Papenfuss, 1981 "1980", Herpetologica, 36: 335-345 (for discussion of hybridization with Bolitoglossa franklini) and Wake and Lynch, 1982, Herpetologica, 38: 257-272. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 638. Campbell, Smith, Streicher, Acevedo, and Brodie, 2010, Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 200: 33, commented on the range. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 348, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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