Tico salamander

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Tico salamander
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Plethodontidae
Genus: Bolitoglossa
Species:
B. tica
Binomial name
Bolitoglossa tica
García-París, Parra-Olea and Wake, 2008

The Tico salamander (Bolitoglossa tica) is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae. It is native to Costa Rica.

Salamander order of amphibians

Salamanders are a group of amphibians typically characterized by a lizard-like appearance, with slender bodies, blunt snouts, short limbs projecting at right angles to the body, and the presence of a tail in both larvae and adults. All present-day salamander families are grouped together under the order Urodela. Salamander diversity is most abundant in the Northern Hemisphere and most species are found in the Holarctic ecozone, with some species present in the Neotropical zone.

Plethodontidae family of amphibians

The Plethodontidae, or lungless salamanders, are a family of salamanders. Most species are native to the Western Hemisphere, from British Columbia to Brazil, although a few species are found in Sardinia, Europe south of the Alps, and South Korea. In terms of number of species, they are by far the largest group of salamanders.

Its natural habitat includes subtropical to tropical montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Habitat ecological or environmental area inhabited by a particular species; natural environment in which an organism lives, or the physical environment that surrounds a species population

In ecology, a habitat is the type of natural environment in which a particular species of organism lives. It is characterized by both physical and biological features. A species' habitat is those places where it can find food, shelter, protection and mates for reproduction.

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References

  1. Federico Bolaños and Gerardo Chaves (2008). Bolitoglossa tica. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2.