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Bolitoglossa flaviventris

Subgenus: Bolitoglossa
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Guatemala, Mexico

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
See IUCN account.
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species ranges from the Pacific slopes of southern Chiapas, Mexico, to south-western Guatemala, from sea level to 700m asl. It is likely to occur more widely in Guatemala than has so far been recorded, but still appears to have a relatively limited range.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in subtropical lowland areas of mixed forest, and also in banana plantations and the edges of cane fields in riparian areas. Breeding is by direct development.

Population

It is not uncommon, but has probably declined through habitat loss.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

This species is threatened by habitat loss arising from increasing urbanization, settlement by refugees, and expanding agricultural cultivation and livestock gazing. Although it is tolerant of modified habitats, the level of habitat disturbance is extremely severe throughout most of its range, and it probably cannot survive in very open areas.

Conservation Actions

A survey to evaluate the population status of this species is required.

Citation

Parra-Olea, G., Wake, D., Acevedo, M. & Papenfuss, T. 2008. Bolitoglossa flaviventris. In: IUCN 2014

 

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