Chinanteca salamander

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Bolitoglossa chinanteca
Bolitoglossa chinanteca holotype - ZooKeys-185-055-g003-A.jpeg
Bolitoglossa chinanteca
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Plethodontidae
Genus: Bolitoglossa
Species: B. chinanteca
Binomial name
Bolitoglossa chinanteca
Rovito, Parra-Olea, Lee, and Wake, 2012[1]

The Chinanteca salamander (Bolitoglossa chinanteca) is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae. It is endemic to Sierra Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico. Its sister taxon is Bolitoglossa occidentalis.[2]

Distribution[edit]

Bolitoglossa chinanteca is known from three localities in Sierra Mixe and Sierra Juárez, Oaxaca. The species has not been assessed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, but it could be classified as "Near Threatened", given its small area of occurrence.[1]

Description[edit]

Male Bolitoglossa chinanteca grow to snout–vent length of 33–41 mm (1.3–1.6 in) and females to 28–43 mm (1.1–1.7 in). They can be found in the axils of banana plants during the day, and on vegetation at night. They are presumably arboreal, like their close relatives.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Rovito, S.M.; Parra-Olea G.; Lee D.; Wake D.B. (2012). "A new species of Bolitoglossa (Amphibia, Caudata) from the Sierra de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico". ZooKeys. 185: 55–71. doi:10.3897/zookeys.185.1146. PMC 3345794Freely accessible. PMID 22577313. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Bolitoglossa chinanteca Rovito, Parra-Olea, Lee, and Wake, 2012". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 19 January 2014.