Bolitoglossa minutula Wake, Brame, and Duellman, 1973

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

Bolitoglossa minutula Wake, Brame, and Duellman, 1973, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 248: 7. Holotype: KU 116554, by original designation. Type locality: "north slope of Cerro Pando, 1920 m (6298 ft) elevation, Provincia de Bocas del Toro, western Panamá".

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

English Names

None noted.


Humid lower montane zone on both slopes of the southern Cordillera de Talamanca of Costa Rica (1670–2100 m) and its extension into western Panama (1810–2660 m).


In the Bolitoglossa (Eladinea) epimela group of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 336. See Lips, 1993, Herpetol. Rev., 24: 107, for Costa Rica record. See account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 134. 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: 562. 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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