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Bolitoglossa diaphora

Subgenus: Magnadigita
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

© 2007 Sean Michael Rovito (1 of 12)

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Honduras

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
See IUCN account.
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

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bookcover The following account is modified from Les Urodèles du monde, by Jean Raffaëlli (©2007 by Jean Raffaëlli), used with permission. The book is available from Bibliomania!, or by sending email to jean.raffaelli@laposte.net.

Author: Jean Raffaëlli

Bolitoglossa (Magnadigita) diaphora McCranie et Wilson, 1995

5,2 cm SVL. Coloration des mâles et femelles différente. Queue courte et épaisse avec une importante constriction à la base. Palmures des doigts et orteils très étendue. Coloration dorsale uniformément brun noir (mâles), brun clair tacheté de brun foncé ou brun foncé tacheté de brun pâle (femelles). Coloration ventrale blanche à rosacée avec des marbrures brun foncé. Iris brun chocolat tacheté de jaune. Sur la végétation basse, jusqu’à 2 m de hauteur, et sur le sol en forêt humide de moyenne montagne, entre 1470 et 2 200 m, dans la Sierra de Omoa, sur le versant atlantique du nord-ouest du Honduras. 44 km2. CR. Seuls 21 spécimens connus. Menacé par l’agriculture et les feux de forêt. Présent dans le parc national El Cusuco.


ENGLISH TRANSLATION - Julian Wittische, December 2011

Bolitoglossa diaphora has a snout-vent length of 5.2 cm. Males and females are sexually dimorphic in color. The tail is short and thick, with a remarkable constriction at the base. Webbing of the fingers and toes is very developed. The ground color is brown/black in males, light brown spotted with dark brown or dark brown, spotted with light brown in females. The venter is white to pink with marble-like brown elements. The iris is chocolate, spotted with yellow.

Habitat & Range: B. diaphora lives on low vegetation up to 2 m high and on the ground, in humid forest between 1470 m and 2200 m, in Sierra de Omoa, on the Atlantic side, northwest Honduras. 44 km².

Conservation: Its status is considered Critically Endangered. There are only 21 known individuals. It is threatened by agriculture and forest fires. The species is present in the El Cusuco National Park.



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