Bolitoglossa yucatana (Peters, 1882)

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

Spelerpus (Oedipus) yucatanus Peters, 1882, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1882: 137. Holotype: ZMB 10231 according to Dunn, 1926, Salamanders Fam. Plethodontidae: 413; corrected to ZMB 10221 by Bauer, Good, and Günther, 1993, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 69: 295. Type locality: "Yucatan", Mexico.

Oedipus yucatanusPeters, 1882, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1882: 137.

Spelerpes yucatanicus Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Grad. Batr. Apoda Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 72. Holotype: BMNH 1946.9.6.25 (formerly 1880.7.13.4), according to Brame, 1972, Checklist Living & Fossil Salamand. World (Unpubl. MS): 270, and museum records. Type locality: "Yucatan", Mexico. Synonymy by Boulenger, 1883, Zool. Rec., 19: 26.

Spelerpes yucatanusBoulenger, 1883, Zool. Rec., 19: 26.

Oedipus jucatanicusCope, 1887, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 32: 8. Typographical error.

Oedipus yucatanicusDunn, 1918, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 62: 471.

Oedipus yucatanusDunn, 1924, Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ., Zool. Ser., 12: 99.

Bolitoglossa yucatanaTaylor, 1944, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 30: 219.

English Names

Yucatan Mushroomtongue Salamander (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 11; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 30; Lee, 2000, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Maya World: 57).

Yucatan Salamander (Lee, 1996, Amph. Rept. Yucatan Peninsula: 44; Dundee and Scheibe, 2000, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 702: 1-3; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 30).


Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, extreme northern Belize, and possibly northern Guatemala, sea level to 300 m elevation.


In the subgenus Bolitoglossa of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 335, formerly the Bolitoglossa mexicana group. Formerly the Bolitoglossa dofleini group; this species was reassigned to the Bolitoglossa mexicana group by García-París and Wake, 2000, Copeia, 2000: 42-70. See review by Dundee and Scheibe, 2000, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 702: 1-3 and accounts by Lee, 1996, Amph. Rept. Yucatan Peninsula: 44-46, and Lee, 2000, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Maya World: 57-58. García-París, Parra-Olea, Brame, and Wake, 2002, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 16: 49, considered this species to be the sister taxon of Bolitoglossa mexicanaKöhler, 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.: 313, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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