Bolitoglossa synoria McCranie and Köhler, 1999

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

Bolitoglossa synoria McCranie and Köhler, 1999, Senckenb. Biol., 78: 226. Holotype: SMF 78083, by original designation. Type locality: "Quebrada La Quebradona (14° 23.96′ N, 89° 07.38′ W), north slope of Cerro El Pital, 2150 m elevation, Departamento de Ocotepeque, Honduras".

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

English Names

None noted.


Cloud forest (ca. 2150 m elevation) of Cerro Pital, Departamento de Ocotepeque, Honduras, and adjacent Departamento de Chalatenango, El Salvador.


In the Bolitoglossa dunni group, related to Bolitoglossa celaque, according to the original publication. McCranie and Köhler, 1999, Senckenb. Biol., 79: 107, noted that the photograph in the original description was not of the holotype, a picture of which they provided. McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 133-135, and McCranie, 2006, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 823: 1-3, provided accounts. In the Bolitoglossa (Magnadigita) dunni group of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 336. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 36, summarized the departmental distribution in Honduras. 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: 566. 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.: 354, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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