Bolitoglossa altamazonica (Cope, 1874)

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

Oedipus altamazonicus Cope, 1874, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 26: 120. Syntypes: ANSP or USNM, now lost or destroyed, according to Brame and Wake, 1963, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 69: 13. CRBIIAP AR001117, designated neotype by Cusi, Gagliardi-Urrutia, Brcko, Wake, and von May, 2020, Zootaxa, 4834: 390. Type locality: "Nauta", Departamento de Loreto, Peru. Neotype from "Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve, San Juan Bautista district, Maynas province, Loreto department, Peru, 03.965° S, 73.421° W, 132 m a.s.l.". 

Geotriton altamazonicusSmith, 1877, Tailed Amph.: 77.

Spelerpes altamazonicusBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Grad. Batr. Apoda Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 71.

Oedipus altamazonicusDunn, 1926, Salamanders Fam. Plethodontidae: 396.

Bolitoglossa altamazonicaTaylor, 1944, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 30: 219; Ginés, 1959, Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 19: 100.

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

English Names

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

Nauta Salamander (Cusi, Gagliardi-Urrutia, Brcko, Wake, and von May, 2020, Zootaxa, 4834: 389). 

Distribution

Known from five localities in terra firme and white-sand forest in northern Peru in the Departamento Loreto: (1) Nauta, (2) Sucusari River, (3) Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve, (4) Lago Avispas and (5) Jenaro Herrera. See "Bolitoglossa altamazonica" record. 

Comment

In the Bolitoglossa (Eladinea) adspersa group of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 336; formerly in the Bolitoglossa altamazonica 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: 13. For comparison of morphometric and dentition characters of Bolitoglossa altamazonica, Bolitoglossa peruviana, Bolitoglossa caldwellae, Bolitoglossa paraensis, Bolitoglossa palmata, and Bolitoglossa awafun, see  Cusi, Gagliardi-Urrutia, Brcko, Wake, and von May, 2020, Zootaxa, 4834: Tables 6–7. 

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