Bolitoglossa conanti McCranie and Wilson, 1993

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

Bolitoglossa conanti McCranie and Wilson, 1993, Herpetologica, 49: 4. Holotype: KU 219840, by original designation. Type locality: "Quebrada Grande (15° 05′ N, 88° 55′ W), 1370 m elevation, Departamento de Copán, Honduras".

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

English Names

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


Moderate and intermediate elevation (1370 to 2000 m elevation) cloud forest on both versants from northwestern Honduras to extreme northwestern El Salvador; presumably to be found in adjacent Guatemala.


In the Bolitoglossa dunni group, according to the original publication. In the Bolitoglossa (Eladinea) dunni group of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 336. See comment under Bolitoglossa dunni. McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 103-106, provided an account and noted (p. 105) that El Salvador specimens likely represent a distinct species. 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: 556. 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.: 353, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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