Bolitoglossa lincolni — Overview

Lincoln's Mushroomtongue Salamander learn more about names for this taxon

IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)

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Stout body. Coral red on the back, tail, and dorsal surfaces of limbs, and sometimes the fingers and toes. The red coloration may cover the entire back or may be reduced to a band. It may also be interspersed with a few black spots ringed by orange to gold. Sometimes a round red spot is present on each side of the head as well as red spots on the sides of the tail. The rest of the animal is a shiny jet-black (Raffaëlli 2007; Wake et al. 1980).

Synonymous with Bolitoglossa resplendens (Elias 1984; Wake and Lynch 1988). Hybridizes with B. franklini in a narrow secondary contact zone, in disturbed habitat near the Volcán Tajamulco, Guatemala (Wake et al. 1980).


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