Bolitoglossa rostrata (Brocchi, 1883)

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

Spelerpes rostratum Brocchi, 1883, Miss. Scient. Mex. Amer. Centr., Rech. Zool., 3(2, livr. 3): 112. Type(s): Possibly MNHNP A846 (formerly 6394), according to Thireau, 1986, Cat. Types Urodeles Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., Rev. Crit.: 62. Type locality: "les hauteurs de Tonicapam [= Totonicapán, Department of Totonicapán] (Guatemala occidental)"; corrected (in error?—DRF) to "Tehuantepec (Mexique)" by Thireau, 1986, Cat. Types Urodeles Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., Rev. Crit.: 62, who discussed the status of the putative type.

Spelerpes rostratusBoulenger, 1884, Zool. Rec., 20: 22.

Oedipus rostratumDunn, 1924, Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ., Zool. Ser., 12: 99.

Oedipus rostratusDunn, 1926, Salamanders Fam. Plethodontidae: 384.

Magnadigita rostrataTaylor, 1944, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 30: 218.

Bolitoglossa rostrataWake and Brame, 1963, Copeia, 1963: 386.

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

English Names

Longnose Mushroomtongue Salamander (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 11; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 30).

Long-nosed Salamander (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 29).

Distribution

High mountains of southwestern Guatemala and central Chiapas, Mexico, 2400–3300 m elevation.

Comment

In the Bolitoglossa (Magnadigita) rostrata group of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 336; formerly in the Bolitoglossa rostrata group of Wake and Lynch, 1976, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 25: 1-65. See Elias, 1984, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 348: 11. 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.: 344, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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