La Loma salamander

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Bolitoglossa colonnea
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Plethodontidae
Genus: Bolitoglossa
Species: B. colonnea
Binomial name
Bolitoglossa colonnea
Dunn, 1924[2]

The La Loma salamander (Bolitoglossa colonnea) is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae. It is found in Costa Rica and western Panama. The common name refers to La Loma, its type locality on the trail between Chiriquicito and Boquete, earlier in the Bocas del Toro Province but at present in the Ngäbe-Buglé Comarca, Panama.[3][3] Its natural habitats are humid lowland and montane forests. It is largely an arboreal species living in bromeliads, but it can be found on the ground too. It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ Solís, F.; Ibáñez, R.; Savage, J.; Wake, D. & Chaves, G. (2008). "Bolitoglossa colonnea". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Dunn, E. R. (1924). "New salamanders of the genus Oedipus with a synoptical key". Field Museum of Natural History Publication. Zoological Series. 12: 95–100. 
  3. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Bolitoglossa colonnea (Dunn, 1924)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 6 June 2015.