Bolitoglossa mulleri (Brocchi, 1883)

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

Spelerpes mulleri Brocchi, 1883, Miss. Scient. Mex. Amer. Centr., Rech. Zool., 3(2, livr. 3): 116. Syntypes: MNHNP 6395 (4 specimens), according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 10. MNHNP 6395 designated lectotype (and rendered 6395a–c as paralectotypes) by García-París, Parra-Olea, Brame, and Wake, 2002, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 16: 63. Type locality: Several localities in "haute Vera Paz"; restricted by Stuart, 1943, Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 56: 12, and Thireau, 1986, Cat. Types Urodeles Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., Rev. Crit.: 44, to "les montagnesqui dominent Coban", Alta Verapaz, Guatemala.

Spelerpes copei Brocchi, 1883, Miss. Scient. Mex. Amer. Centr., Rech. Zool., 3(2, livr. 3): 113. Nomen nudum. Synonymy by Dunn, 1926, Salamanders Fam. Plethodontidae: 400.

Spelerpes muelleriBoulenger, 1884, Zool. Rec., 20: 22. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Oedipus mülleriSchmidt, 1936, Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ., Zool. Ser., 20: 150. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Oedipus mulleriStuart, 1943, Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 56: 12.

Bolitoglossa mulleriTaylor, 1944, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 30: 219.

Oedipus mexicanus mulleriStuart, 1948, Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 69: 19.

Bolitoglossa mülleriGuibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 10. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Bolitoglossa moreleti muelleriDuellman, 1963, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 15: 220. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Bolitoglossa mulleriStuart, 1963, Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 122: 18.

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

English Names

Müller's Mushroomtongue Salamander (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 10; Lee, 2000, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Maya World: 54).

Müller's Mushroom-tongued Salamander (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 29).

Muller's Mushroomtongue Salamander (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 30).

Müller's Salamander (Lee, 1996, Amph. Rept. Yucatan Peninsula: 42; Campbell, 1998, Amph. Rept. N. Guatemala Yucatan Belize: 38).

Distribution

Atlantic slopes of the mountains of Alta Verapaz and Huehuetenango, Guatemala, and adjacent Chiapas, Mexico, in the Municipio de Ocosingo, 140–1550 m elevation.

Comment

In the subgenus Bolitoglossa of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 335, formerly the Bolitoglossa mexicana group. See accounts by Lazcano-Barrero, 1992, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 533: 1-2; Lee, 1996, Amph. Rept. Yucatan Peninsula: 42-43, Campbell, 1998, Amph. Rept. N. Guatemala Yucatan Belize: 38-39; and Lee, 2000, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Maya World: 54-56. 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.: 309, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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