Bolitoglossa tamaense Acevedo, Wake, Márquez, Silva, Franco, and Amézquita, 2013

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

Bolitoglossa (Eladinea) tamaense Acevedo-Rincón, Wake, Márquez, Silva-Pérez, Franco-Pallares, and Amézquita, 2013, Zootaxa, 3609: 75. Holotype: MCNUP 50, by original designation. Type locality: "La Asiria de Belén, Parque Nacional Natural Tamá (PNNT) (7.319278 - 72.374778) at 2,700 m elevation, Departamento de Norte de Santander, Colombia".

English Names

Tama Salamander (original publication).


Known only from high forests in the eastern flank of the Cordillera Oriental, municipality of Toledo, Departamento de Norte de Santander, Colombia, as well as Matamula and Junín, on the Tamá Massif in Táchira state, Venezuela. 


The sister taxon of Bolitoglossa orestes + Bolitoglossa (2, unnamed) according to the original publication. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 332, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Barrio-Amorós, Chacón-Ortiz, and Rojas-Runjaic, 2015, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 9 (2, e101): 95–99, provided the first records from Venezuela. See account, photograph, and spot map for Colombia by Acevedo-Rincón, Armesto Sanguino, Franco-Pallares, and Silva, 2014, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 2(1): 36–39. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 133, for comments on range and literature.

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