Bolitoglossa mombachoensis Köhler and McCranie, 1999

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

Bolitoglossa mombachoensis Köhler and McCranie, 1999, Senckenb. Biol., 79: 89. Holotype: SMF 78715, by original designation. Type locality: "Volcán Mombacho (11° 49.99′ N, 85° 58.77′ W), 1100 m elevation, Departmento de Granada, Nicaragua".

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

English Names

None noted.


Plateau of the Volcán Mombacho, Departmento de Granada, Nicaragua, 950–1250 m elevation.


Most similar to, and previously confused with, Bolitoglossa striatula, according to the original publication. García-París, Parra-Olea, Brame, and Wake, 2002, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 16: 49, considered this species to be the sister taxon of Bolitoglossa striatula. In the subgenus Bolitoglossa of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 336, formerly the Bolitoglossa mexicana group. See 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.: 312, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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