Bolitoglossa pygmaea Bolaños and Wake, 2009

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

Bolitoglossa pygmaea Bolaños and Wake, 2009, Zootaxa, 1981: 58. Holotype: UCR 11788, by original designation. Type locality: "Fábrega Massif (coordinates 9°07′00″ N, 82°52′40″ W) at 3100 m elevation, Provincia de Bocas del Toro, Panamá".

English Names

Pygmy Web-footed Salamander (original publication).


Grass tussocks in an open area in a small region called the Fábrega Massif, a general plateau with a mean elevation above 3000 m in Panama, along the continental divide/Panama (Bocas del Toro Province)–Costa Rica (Puntarenas Province) border; likely to be found in adjacent Costa Rica.


In the Bolitoglossa (Eladinea) subpalmata species 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.: 321–322, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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