Bolitoglossa diminuta Robinson, 1976

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

Bolitoglossa diminuta Robinson, 1976, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 89: 289. Holotype: UCR 5217, by original designation. Type locality: "Quebrada Valverde, a precipitous stream 8.8 km NE by road from the bridge crossing the Río Grande de Orosi near Tapanti, Cartago province, Costa Rica at an altitude of approximately 1555 m . . . The exact site of the stream was determined from aerophotos to be 9° 43′ 18″ N latitude and 83° 41′ 48″ W longitude".

Nototriton diminutaWake and Elias, 1983, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 345: 11.

Bolitoglossa diminutaPapenfuss and Wake, 1987, Acta Zool. Mexicana, N.S., 21: 14.

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

English Names

Quebrada Valverde Salamander (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 32).


Known only from the vicinity of the type locality in lower montane rain forest, near Quebrada Valverde, near Tapantí, Cartago Province, on the Atlantic slope of Costa Rica, 1300 to 1650 m elevation.


In the Bolitoglossa (Eladinea) schizodactyla group of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 336; in the Bolitoglossa subpalmata group according to Bolaños, Robinson, and Wake, 1987, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 35: 87-91. See account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 132. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 557. 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.: 329, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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