Bolitoglossa magnifica Hanken, Wake, and Savage, 2005

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

Bolitoglossa magnifica Hanken, Wake, and Savage, 2005, Copeia, 2005: 228. Holotype: MVZ 128619, by original designation. Type locality: "Panamá, from the southeast slope of Volcán Chiriquí, 7.8 km W and 2.5 km N (airline) of Boquete, Prov. Chiriquí, 8° 47.6′ N, 82° 30.05′ W, 2400 m elevation".

English Names

Magnificent Web-fotted Salamander (original publication).


Pacific slopes of the southern Cordillera de Talamanca–Barú Massif in southwestern Panamá, between Cerro Punta and Boquete, Provincia Chiriquí, 1250–2450 m elevation.


Confused with Bolitoglossa nigrescens previous to its description, and in the Bolitoglossa (Eladinea) schizodactyla group according to the original publication. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 561. 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.: 327, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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