Bolitoglossa nigrescens (Taylor, 1949)

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

Magnadigita nigrescens Taylor, 1949, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 33: 282. Holotype: KU 23816, by original designation. Type locality: "Boquete Camp (on highway between Millville [= Villa Mills] and San Isidro del General), [Cantón de de Pérez Zeledón, Provincia San José,] Costa Rica, elevation 6,000 feet." Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 81, commented on the type locality.

Bolitoglossa nigrescensHanken and Wake, 1982, Herpetologica, 38: 275; Wake and Brame, 1963, Copeia, 1963: 386.

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

English Names

Cordillera Central Salamander (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 30).

Black Web-fotted Salamander (Hanken, Wake, and Savage, 2005, Copeia, 2005: 238).


Northern and central portions of the Cordillera de Talamanca of Costa Rica, elevation 1650–3000 m.


Considered a valid species by Hanken and Wake, 1982, Herpetologica, 38: 275. In the Bolitoglossa (Eladinea) schizodactyla group of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 336. See account by Hanken, Wake, and Savage, 2005, Copeia, 2005: 227-245, where various populations previous confused with this species were named and delimited. See comments under Bolitoglossa magnifica, Bolitoglossa sombra, and Bolitoglossa obscura. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 326, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 40–69, compared this species with others from Central America and provided a map and photograph.

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