Bolitoglossa pesrubra Taylor, 1952

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

Magnadigita pesrubra Taylor, 1952, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 34: 707. Holotype: KU 25093, by original designation. Type locality: "Cerro de la Muerte, [boundary area between Cartago and San José Province,] Costa Rica, elevation 10,900 ft. [sic = 7500 to 9500 feet]". Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 81, commented on the type locality.

Magnadigita torresi Taylor, 1952, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 34: 712. Holotype: KU 25104, by original designation. Type locality: "Summit of Cerro de la Muerte, [boundary area between Cartago and San José Province,] Costa Rica (where Pan-Am. Highway crosses), 10,900 ft. elev." Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 81, commented on the type locality. Synonymy by Vial, 1966, Copeia, 1966: 669; and Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 136.

Bolitoglossa subpalmata pesrubraBrame, 1967, Herpeton, California, 2: 19.

Bolitoglossa subpalmata torresiBrame, 1967, Herpeton, California, 2: 19.

Bolitoglossa pesrubraSavage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 135.

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

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Humid lower montane, montane, and subalpine zones of the Cordillera de Talamanca, including the Fila Cedral, 1870–3620 m elevation.

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Bolitoglossa subpalmata by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 135-136 (where it had been placed by Vial, 1966, Copeia, 1966: 669). In the same work Savage noted two other unnamed species in this complex, one (called species B García-París, Good, Parra-Olea, and Wake, 2000, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 97: 1640-1647—now named Bolitoglossa tica) which occurs at lower elevations in the norther Cordillera de Talamanca and the Fila de Cedral (1870-2600 m), Costa Rica. In the Bolitoglossa (Eladinea) subpalmata group of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 335. See García-París, Parra-Olea, and Wake, 2008, Herpetol. J., 18: 23-31, for comments on systematics. 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: 564. 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.: 319, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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