This paper deals with the complete skeletal anatomy ot Bolitoglossa rufescena (Cope). All parts are figured and described. In addition to this many of the main skeletal parts of Bolitoglossa platydactyla (Cuvier) Bolitoglossa occidentalis Taylor, and Bolitoglossa flaviventris (Schmidt) are described and figured. A comparison of the following parts of the above mentioned salamanders is presented: skull, atlas, ninth trunk vertebra, sixth caudal vertebra, carpals, tarsals and digits. The similarities and differences are pointed out as they appeared to the author. The relationship and specialization ot these species is discussed rather briefly.
College and Department
Plant and Wildlife Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hansen, Afton M., "The skeletal anatomy of several species of salamanders with special reference to Bolitoglossa rufescens (Cope)" (1953). Theses and Dissertations. 7942.