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Bolitoglossa digitigrada

Subgenus: Eladinea
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Peru

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
See IUCN account.
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

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Author: Jean Raffaëlli

Bolitoglossa (Eladinea) digitigrada Wake, Brame et Thomas, 1982

4,6 cm SVL. Petite espèce sans doute terrestre aux mains et pieds très étroits dont l’ossature est très réduite, avec des palmures très faibles aux doigts et orteils, contrairement à la majorité des membres du complexe. Tête plus large que B. paraensis. Museau court et large. Queue courte (deux tiers du reste du corps). Coloration dorsale bleu à bleu gris avec une zone médiodorsale jaune clair grisâtre. Pigment rougeâtre sur le cou et la queue. Parties ventrales claires pigmentées de noir. Collectée à 1 000 m environ sous des écorces et pierres dans des plantations de café à une température de 29 °C au sol, à la localité-type le long de Rio Santa Rosa, à quelques km au-dessus du Rio Apurimac, entre Pataccocha et San Jose, département d’Ayacucho, Pérou. 24 km2. DD. Distribution peut-être plus large. Très peu connue, 10 spécimens découverts en trois semaines de recherches.


ENGLISH TRANSLATION - Julian Wittische, December 2011

Bolitoglossa digitigrada has a snout-vent length of 4.6 cm. This is a small species with very narrow feet and hands, which has very reduced ossature. Webbing is not very developed on fingers and toes, unlike the majority of members in the complex. The head is larger than in B. paraensis. It has a short but wide snout. The tail is short (2/3 of the rest of the body). The dorsal color is blue to grayish with a mediodorsal zone, which is grayish light yellow. There is reddish pigmentation on the neck and tail. Ventral sides are light spotted with black.

Habitat & Range: B. digitigrada is collected at around 1000 m under barks and rocks in coffee plantations at a ground temperature of 29°C, at the type locality, which is along Rio Santa Rosa, a few kilometers north of Rio Apurimac, between Pataccocha and San Jose, Ayacucho Department, Peru. 24 km².

Conservation: Its status is considered Data Deficient. Its range may be broader. This species is not well researched. 10 individuals were found in three weeks of searching the field.



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