Bolitoglossa gracilis

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Taxonavigation: Salamandroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Amphibia
Subclassis: Lissamphibia
Ordo: Urodela
Subordo: Salamandroidea

Familia: Plethodontidae
Subfamilia: Bolitoglossinae
Genus: Bolitoglossa
Species: Bolitoglossa gracilis


Bolitoglossa gracilis Bolaños, Robinson & Wake, 1987

Type locality: "Río Quirí, about 1 km NE by road from the bridge crossing the Río Grande de Orosi near Tapantí, Cartago Province, Costa Rica, at an elevation of approximately 1, 280 m... 9° 47´ 30 N, 83° 47´ 42 W, 1280 m".

Holotype: UCR 9378.



  • Bolaños, F., D.C. Robinson & D.B. Wake. 1987: A new species of salamander (genus Bolitoglossa) from Costa Rica. Revista de Biología Tropical. San José, 35: 87–91.
  • Parra-Olea, G., M. García-París & D.B. Wake. 2004: Molecular diversification of salamanders of the tropical American genus Bolitoglossa (Caudata: Plethodontidae) and its evolutionary and biogeographical implications. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. London, 81: 325–346.
  • Frost, D. 2008. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.2 (15 July, 2008). Electronic Database accessible at American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Bolitoglossa gracilis
  • AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. 2010. Berkeley, California: Bolitoglossa gracilis. AmphibiaWeb, available at

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Rio Quiri Salamander