Brilliant new salamander from Colombian Andes cloud forest

Main report: Nueva especie de salamandra honra a los Yariguíes
(El Espectator)

Scientific Paper: Zootaxa    (Plazi Treatment)
New Taxa: Bolitoglossa yariguiensis
Species named for: ancestral hunter gatherers of the region, the Yariguíes indigenous tribe
Categories: Amphibians | New Species

The new species of salamander is described from Andean cloud forests on the western slope of Serranía de los Yariguíes in the Cordillera Oriental of Colombia, between 1385 and 1473 m elevation.  See also another recently described Bolitoglossa.   

Bolitoglossa yariguiensis. Carlos Hernández Jaimes

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