Species Description: Brame, A. H., Jr., and D. B. Wake. 1962. A new plethodontid salamander (genus Bolitoglossa) from Venezuela with redescription of the Ecuadorian B. palmata (Werner). Copeia 1962: 170–177.
© 2006 César L. Barrio Amorós (1 of 3)
English translation: The color of live animals differs from preserved specimens. The colors of the live animal are much more intense. The dorsal surface of the animal and the upper parts of the head and anterior parts of the tail are an orange brown. The flanks or sides of the body from the head to the tail are much darker, almost entirely black. Along the body there are various spots of white metallic coloration with a few small ones on the head and larger ones on the sides of the tail.
Distribution and Habitat
English translation: The holotype and paratype specimens were collected next to the road in talus and scree rocks in front of del Hato La Carbonera in Venezuela. The talus was covered with mosses and liverworts. The animals were found together in a crevice perhaps signifying close sociality or some lack of territoriality. The forest was evergreen with abundant epiphytes, ferns, orchids and bromeliads.
Barrio, C. L. and Fuentes, O. (1999). '' Bolitoglossa spongai una nueva especie de salamandra (Caudata: Plethodontidae) de los Andes Venezolanos, con comentarios sombre el genero en Venezuela.'' Acta Biologica Venezuelica, 19(4), 9-19.
Barrio, C.L. (1996). ''Anfibios de Venezuela. Una vision aproximativa.'' Reptilia, 6, 24-32.
Huber, O. and Alarcon, C. (1988). Mapa de vegetacion de Venezuela. MARNR and the Nature Conservancy, Caracas, Venezuela.
Originally submitted by: Oscar Fuentes (first posted 2012-06-26)
Edited by: Vance Vredenburg (and English translation), Michelle S. Koo (2022-04-18)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2022 Bolitoglossa orestes <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/3998> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed May 19, 2022.
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