Bolitoglossa sombra Hanken, Wake, and Savage, 2005

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

Bolitoglossa sombra Hanken, Wake, and Savage, 2005, Copeia, 2005: 234. Holotype: MVZ 225872, by original designation. Type locality: "Costa Rica, Prov. Puntarenas, from aqueduct trail, along Río Coton, below Las Tablas, 8° 56.6′ N, 82° 45.0′ W, 1760 m elevation".

English Names

Shadlowy Web-fotted Salamander (original publication).


Pacific slopes of the Cordillera de Talamanca of Costa Rica and extreme western Panama, 1500–2300 m elevation.


Confused with Bolitoglossa nigrescens previous to its description, and in the Bolitoglossa (Eladinea) schizodactyla group according to the original publication. 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.: 328, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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