Bolitoglossa marmorea (Tanner and Brame, 1961)

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

Magnadigita marmorea Tanner and Brame, 1961, Great Basin Nat., 21: 23. Holotype: BYU 17704, by original designation. Type locality: "Crater of Volcán Baru (Chiriquí), elevation 10,500 ft., Chiriquí Province, Panama".

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

English Names

Crater Salamander (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 30).


Lower montane and montane slopes of the southern Cordillera de Talamanca–Barú of eastern Costa Rica and western Panama, 1920–3444 m elevation.


In the Bolitoglossa (Eladinea) epimela group of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 336; formerly in the Bolitoglossa subpalmata group of Wake and Lynch, 1976, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 25: 1-65. See comments by Brame, 1965, Abh. Ber. Naturkd. Magdeburg, 11: 105-118. See brief account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 839-840. See García-París, Parra-Olea, and Wake, 2008, Herpetol. J., 18: 23-31, for systematic comments. 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: 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.: 324, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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