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Also called Monteverde Salamander, a small black or brown salamander with spots or blotches of tan, brown,or orange; black eyes; coloring varies extensively at higher elevations; to 6 cm (2.5in). (La Palma Salamander, Escorpión, Salamandras).


Middle and high elevation wet forests; found in wet areas, on ground or vegetation, often in bromeliad epiphytes; also under rocks and logs.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Irazú Volcano National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Poás Volcano National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Mountain Salamander (Bolitoglossasubpalmata), Costa Rica