Amazon climbing salamander

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Amazon climbing salamander
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Plethodontidae
Genus: Bolitoglossa
Species: B. palmata
Binomial name
Bolitoglossa palmata
(Werner, 1897)

Spelerpes palmatus Werner, 1897[2]

The Amazon climbing salamander or Amazon mushroomtongue salamander (Bolitoglossa palmata) is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae. It is found on the Amazonian slopes of the Andes of Ecuador and southern Colombia.[3] Its natural habitats are cloud forests.[1][4] It is a rare species threatened by habitat loss.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Manuel Morales, Ana Almendáriz 2004. Bolitoglossa palmata. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2.
  2. ^ Werner, Franz (1897). "Über einige noch unbeschriebene Reptilien und Batrachier". Zoologischer Anzeiger. 20: 261–267. 
  3. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Bolitoglossa palmata (Werner, 1897)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Acosta-Galvis, A.R. (2014). "Bolitoglossa palmata (Werner, 1897)". Lista de los Anfibios de Colombia V.04.2014. Retrieved 22 October 2014.