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Published: 2022-04-29
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A new salamander of the genus Bolitoglossa (Caudata: Plethodontidae) from the highlands of western Panama

Bioconsultant, David, Provincia de Chiriquí, Panamá
Protecma Panamá S.A. Santiago, Veraguas, Panamá
Bioconsultant, David, Provincia de Chiriquí, Panamá 2Fundación Los Naturalistas, P.O. Box 0426-01459 David, Provincia de Chiriquí, Panamá
Fundación Los Naturalistas, P.O. Box 0426-01459 David, Provincia de Chiriquí, Panamá 3Vicerrectoría de Investigación y Postgrado, Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí, Ciudad Universitaria El Cabrero David, Chiriquí, 427, Panamá 4Asociación ADOPTA el Bosque Panamá, 119x Gamboa, Panamá
Amphibia Bolitoglossa cathyledecae sp. nov. La Amistad International Park DNA barcoding Eladinea Serranía de Talamanca


We describe a new species of salamander of the genus Bolitoglossa from the Cordillera de Talamanca in western Panama. The new species is distinct from its congeners by its dorsal and ventral coloration, finger and toe webbing, and a comparatively high maxillary teeth count in relation to SVL. Analysis of mitochondrial DNA sequences revealed an isolated phylogenetic position of the new species which is related to the B. robinsoni, B. subpalmata and B. epimela species groups, all four of which form a subclade within the subgenus Eladinea.



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