Bolitoglossa jacksoni Elias, 1984

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

Bolitoglossa jacksoni Elias, 1984, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 348: 7. Holotype: MVZ 134634, by original designation. Type locality: "Las Nubes sector of Finca Chiblac, approximately 12 km NNE of Santa Cruz Barillas, Depto. Huehuetenango, Guatemala, at about 1,400 melevation".

Bolitoglossa (Bolitoglossa) jacksoniParra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 335.

English Names

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


Only taken within 1 km of the type locality on the Caribbean escarpment of the western Vicinity of the type locality (Finca Chiblac, ca. 12 km north-northeast of Santa Cruz Barillas), Sierra Cuchumatanes, Departamento Huehuetenango, Guatemala, ca. 1400 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Guatemala

Endemic: Guatemala


In the Bolitoglossa mexicana group, according to the original publication. In the subgenus Bolitoglossa of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 335, formerly the Bolitoglossa mexicana group. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 311, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. 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: 560. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 40–69, compared this species with others from Central America and provided a map and photograph. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 659–660, provided an account summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map).

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