Bolitoglossa leandrae Acevedo, Wake, Márquez, Silva, Franco, and Amézquita, 2013

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

Bolitoglossa (Eladinea) leandrae Acevedo-Rincón, Wake, Márquez, Silva-Pérez, Franco-Pallares, and Amézquita, 2013, Zootaxa, 3609: 80. Holotype: MCNUP 62, by original designation. Type locality: "San Antonio, Parque National Natural Tamá (PNNT) (7.153092 - 72.227306), 600 m elevation, Departamento de Norte de Santander, Colombia".

English Names

Leandra Salamander (original publication).

Leandra Mushroomtongue Salamander (Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 712).


The eastern flank of the Eastern Colombian Andes (Cordillera Oriental), within the Parque Nacional Natural Tamá area near San Antonio, Departamento de Norte de Santander, Colombia, as well as San Cristóbal and Río Frío, Táchira state, Venezuela, ca. 600 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Venezuela


Likely the sister taxon of Bolitoglossa nicefori according to the original publication. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 332, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Barrio-Amorós, Chacón-Ortiz, and Rojas-Runjaic, 2015, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 9 (2, e101): 95–99, provided the first records from Venezuela. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 131, for comments on range and literature. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 712, provided an account summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map). 

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