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Some Bolitoglossa IDs from Honduras needed

This is a discussion on Some Bolitoglossa IDs from Honduras needed within the Plethodontids and Lungless Salamanders (Bolitoglossa, Eurycea, Plethodon, etc.) forums, part of the Species, Genus & Family Discussions category; Hello all this is my first post here at caudata.org. This past summer I went to Cusuco National Park in ...

Plethodontids and Lungless Salamanders (Bolitoglossa, Eurycea, Plethodon, etc.) The largest, and one of the most diverse groups of salamanders, these salamanders have all evolved to breathe solely through their skin and are found almost exclusively in North America.

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Hello all this is my first post here at caudata.org. This past summer I went to Cusuco National Park in Honduras with Operation Wallacea to be a research assistant to the herpetological studies. I will be returning this coming summer for two months to conduct my own herpetological surveys so I can't wait to see what I can find. I know that many of the patterns are highly variable and my guides by McCranie and Wilson do not show some of the species variations that I encountered. I would love if some of you could assist. Sorry for the large pics. Sorry that some of them have debris on them. I guess out of my excitement for finding something new I didn't really stop to think about making a great photo, which is certainly going to be different next summer.
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2. Bolitoglossa rufescens?
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3.Bolitoglossa porrasorum?
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I have to say that I'm useless for IDs on this group, but... their little feet are adorable! I had no idea they looked like little alien suckers.



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I think your best bet would be to contact Russ Cormack or Dick Bartlett. I think those two are probably the best shot at IDing Bolitoglossids. They're pretty uncommon, but very cool.



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Out of my league, I wish I was well versed in them. Mr. Bartlett may be able to send you down the right path.



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Hi Andy, I missed you at AB(C)M. Hope you had a good visit.

I would try the good Drs. Pappenfuss and Wake. Gabriela Parra-Olea is another possibility, though I'm not sure how much she's done with Honduran species.

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Hi Andy, I missed you at AB(C)M. Hope you had a good visit.

I would try the good Drs. Pappenfuss and Wake. Gabriela Parra-Olea is another possibility, though I'm not sure how much she's done with Honduran species.

Good luck!
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I'm sorry, what is AB(C)M?

I am going to be forwarding all of my photos to Dick Bartlett and I figure it only makes sense to send them to James McCranie and Larry David Wilson as they are considered the leading experts on Honduran species. Figure I will be finding plenty of Bolitoglossas next summer and would like to be able to ID them as well as possible on the spot.



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Sorry, thought you were a different A. Snyder...



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