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).

Tama Mushroomtongue Salamander (Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 711).


Known only from high forests in the eastern flank of the Cordillera Oriental, municipality of Toledo, Departamento de Norte de Santander, Colombia, 2000 and 2007 m elevation, as well as Matamula and Junín, on the Tamá Massif in Táchira state, Venezuela, 2000 to 2020 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, 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. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 711–712, provided an account summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map).

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