Bolitoglossa obscura Hanken, Wake, and Savage, 2005

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

Bolitoglossa obscura Hanken, Wake, and Savage, 2005, Copeia, 2005: 233. Holotype: UCR 2445, by original designation. Type locality: "Costa Rica, Prov. Cartago, 8 km S of Tapantí, Parque Nacional Tapantí, from Quebrada Valverde, 9° 43′ 18″ N, 83° 46′ 48″ W, 1555 m elevation".

English Names

Tapantí Giant Salamander (original publication).


Known only from the type locality in the Parque Nacional Tapantí, Provincia Cartago, Costa Rica, 1555 m elevation.


Confused with Bolitoglossa nigrescens previous to its description, and in the Bolitoglossa (Eladinea) schizodactyla group according to the original publication. 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.: 328, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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