Bolitoglossa medemi Brame and Wake, 1972

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

Bolitoglossa medemi Brame and Wake, 1972, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 219: 2. Holotype: LACM 42276, by original designation. Type locality: "Finca Chibiguí, approximately 76° 30′ W, 6° 15′ N, on the Río Arquía, Departamento de Antioquia, Colombia. Elevation approximately 300 m (980 ft)".

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

English Names

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


The Darién and San Blas regions of Panama and the Chocó region of northwestern through western Colombia as far south as the state of Nariño, sea level to 800 m elevation; isolated population in Reserva Biológica Canandé, Provincia de Esmeraldas, Ecuador. 


In the Bolitoglossa (Eladinea) adspersa group of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 336; formerly in the Bolitoglossa medemi group of Wake and Lynch, 1976, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 25: 1-65. Rivera-Correa and Gutiérrez-Cárdenas, 2007, Check List, 2(3): 77-78, provided a range extension in Colombia. Mueses-Cisneros, Moreno-Quintero, and Cepeda-Quilindo, 2007, Check List, 3: 353-354, provided the Nariño, Colombia, record. 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. Mueses-Cisneros and Moreno-Quintero, 2012, Herpetotropicos, Mérida, 7: 39-54, provided and additional record for Nariño, southwestern Colombia. 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.: 342, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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