IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

Comprehensive Description

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Diagnosis: Bolitoglossa marmorea is a moderately sized salamander (adults range from 128 to 134 mm in total length; males measure 59-66 mm in standard length, while females are 60-72 mm in standard length; the tail is moderately long at 48-56% of total length) with long limbs and large, moderately webbed feet bearing subterminal pads. Maxillary teeth number 48-80; vomerine teeth number 22-38. Limb interval is 0-0.5 costal folds in males, 1.5-2.5 costal folds in females. Usually 13 costal grooves. It is purplish-brown with yellow flecking and small yellow spots. Similar to B. sooyorum morphologically but distinct molecularly (Savage 2002).

First described by Tanner and Brame (1961). The species name marmorea refers to its marbled color pattern.

A Spanish-language species account can be found at the website of Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio).


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