Bolitoglossa gomezi Wake, Savage, and Hanken, 2007

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

Bolitoglossa (Eladinea) gomezi Wake, Savage, and Hanken, 2007, Copeia, 2007: 557. Holotype: USNM 219116, by original designation. Type locality: "Costa Rica, Provincia Puntarenas, Las Cruces Biological Station, 8° 47′ 35″ N, 82° 57′ 30″ W, 1250 m".

English Names

Gómez's Web-footed Salamander (Original publication).


Pacific slope on either side of the Costa Rica–Panama border, known from 1170–1250 m elevation in Costa Rica and 1700–2120 m elevation in Panama.


In the subgenus Eladinea, Bolitoglossa subpalmata group and confused with Bolitoglossa pesrubra prior to its naming according to the original publication. Corresponds to part of unnamed species C of García-París, Good, Parra-Olea, and Wake, 2000, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 97: 1640–1647, according to García-París, Parra-Olea, and Wake, 2008, Herpetol. J., 18: 23–31. 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.: 321, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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