Bolitoglossa striatula (Noble, 1918)

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

Oedipus striatulus Noble, 1918, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 38: 344. Holotype: AMNH 6999, by original designation. Type locality: "Cukra [near Bluefields], Eastern Nicaragua".

Oedipus striatulusDunn, 1926, Salamanders Fam. Plethodontidae: 416.

Bolitoglossa striatulaTaylor, 1941, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 27: 147; Taylor, 1944, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 30: 219.

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

English Names

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


Humid lowlands and lower premontane slopes (20–140 m) of the Atlantic versant from eastern Honduras through eastern Nicaragua to central Costa Rica.


Formerly in the Bolitoglossa striatula group; this species was reassigned to the Bolitoglossa mexicana group by García-París, Parra-Olea, and Wake, 2000, in Bruce et al., Biol. Plethodontid Salamanders: 199-214. In the subgenus Bolitoglossa of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 335, formerly the Bolitoglossa mexicana group. See comment under Bolitoglossa mombachoensis. See accounts by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 138-139, and McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 131-133. García-París, Parra-Olea, Brame, and Wake, 2002, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 16: 49, considered this species to be the sister taxon of Bolitoglossa mombachoensisMcCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 36, summarized the departmental distribution in Honduras. See comments by Sunyer, Páiz, Dehling, and Köhler, 2009, Herpetol. Notes, 2: 189-202, regarding Nicaraguan populations. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 40–69, compared this species with others from Central America and provided a map and photograph. Sunyer, Martínez-Fonseca, Salazar-Saavedra, Galindo-Uribe, and Obando, 2014, Mesoam. Herpetol., 1: 165, provided a record for the department of Granada, Nicaragua. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 312, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. 

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