Bolitoglossa biseriata Tanner, 1962

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

Bolitoglossa biseriata Tanner, 1962, Herpetologica, 18: 19. Holotype: UU 3847, by original designation. Type locality: "Rio Tuira at mouth of Paya Tributary, Darien Province, Panama".

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

English Names

Two-lined Mushroomtongue Salamander (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 29).


Northwestern, south-central, and eastern Panama (Provinces of Bocas del Toro, Coclé, Panamá, San Blas [now Kuna Yala Indian Territory], and Darién) and western Colombia (Departments of Valle, Cauca, and Nariño) south to northwestern Ecuador.


In the Bolitoglossa (Eladinea) adspersa group of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 336; formerly in the Bolitoglossa sima group of Wake and Lynch, 1976, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 25: 1-65. See account by Brame and Wake, 1963, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 69: 38. Cisneros-Heredia, 2007, Check List, 2(3): 64-67, provided a discussion of the range as well as a record for Ecuador. Mueses-Cisneros and Moreno-Quintero, 2012, Herpetotropicos, Mérida, 7: 39-54, provided the first record for Nariño, southwestern Colombia. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 40–69, compared this species with others from Central America, provided a map, photograph, and brief characterization. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 340, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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