Bolitoglossa stuarti Wake and Brame, 1969

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

Bolitoglossa stuarti Wake and Brame, 1969, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 175: 22. Holotype: UMMZ 123203, by original designation. Type locality: "7. 8 mi (by road) SE of Ciudad Cuauhtémoc (El Ocotal), Chiapas, Mexico, in Huehuetenango [Department], Guatemala, at about 950 m (3120 feet) elevation".

Bolitoglossa (Mayamandra) stuartiParra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 337.

English Names

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

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

Distribution

Interior valley of southern Chiapas (Mexico) extending into adjacent western Guatemala (moderate elevations drained by the Río Grijalva), 1200–2000 m elevations.

Comment

Formerly in the Bolitoglossa helmrichi group of Wake and Lynch, 1976, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 25: 1-65, which now constitutes the subgenus Mayamandra according to Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 336. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 566. Campbell, Smith, Streicher, Acevedo, and Brodie, 2010, Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 200: 33-36, provided an account based on fresh material. 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.: 317, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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