Bolitoglossa macrinii (Lafrentz, 1930)

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

Oedipus macrinii Lafrentz, 1930, Abh. Ber. Mus. Nat. Heimatkd. Magdeburg, 6: 150. Holotype: MM N.V. 52/29; destroyed in WWII, according to Brame, 1972, Checklist Living & Fossil Salamand. World (Unpubl. MS): 259. Type locality: "Cerro Espino, 1000 m hoch subtropischer Laubwald am Südhang der Sierra Madre del Sur bei Concordia, Staat Oaxaca, Mexiko". See Bauer, Good, and Günther, 1993, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 69: 294, for comment.

Bolitoglossa macriniiTaylor, 1941, Herpetologica, 2: 65.

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

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

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

English Names

Oaxacan Mushroomtongue Salamander (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 10; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 30).

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


Pacific slopes at 1500-2500 m elevation in the Sierra Madre del Sur, between San Gabriel Mixtepec and Pochutla, Oaxaca, Mexico.


Formerly a member of the Bolitoglossa macrinii group which now constitutes the subgenus Oaxakia according to Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 336. Discussed by Papenfuss, Wake, and Adler, 1984 "1983", J. Herpetol., 17: 295-307. Highton, 2000, in Bruce et al., Biol. Plethodontid Salamanders: 224, suggest on the basis of allozyne evidence that two species masquerade under this name. Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2002, J. Herpetol., 36: 356-366, subsequently named Bolitoglossa zapoteca and Bolitoglossa oaxacensis from within this complex. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 560. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 357, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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