Bolitoglossa psephena is a lungless salamander in the family Plethodontidae. It is endemic to Guatemala and only known from its type locality, Finca Santa Elena near Chimaltenango. The specific name is derived from the Greek psephena, meaning dark or obscure, and refers to the uniformly dark coloration of this small salamander.
Terrestrial animals are animals that live predominantly or entirely on land (e.g., cats, ants, snails), as compared with aquatic animals, which liv...
Oviparous animals are female animals that lay their eggs, with little or no other embryonic development within the mother. This is the reproductive...
NoNot a migrant
Animals that do not make seasonal movements and stay in their native home ranges all year round are called not migrants or residents.
The holotype is a female that measures 72 mm (2.8 in) in snout–vent length. Tail length is 52 mm (2.0 in). The snout is rounded in dorsal profile. The dorsum is uniformly dark in preservative and medium brown, with a faint trace of paler brown mottling on the flanks, when photographed in life. Both finger and toe tips are broad and blunt. The terminal phalanges of the fingers are free of webbing. The toe webbing extends to the base of the terminal segments.