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Dermophis costaricense
family: Dermophiidae

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Costa Rica

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
See IUCN account.
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species occurs on the premontane Atlantic slopes of Costa Rica at altitudes of 1,000-1,300m asl. It is known from the Tilarán, Central and Talamanca Cordilleras.

Habitat and Ecology

It is subterranean, and is usually found under logs and surface debris in premontane rainforest. This is a viviparous species.

Population

There are no data on its population status. Due to its subterranean habits, this species is rarely seen.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

The extent to which deforestation is a threat to the species is unknown.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo and Parque Nacional Tapantí in Costa Rica, and it is in need of taxonomic review (Mark Wilkinson pers. comm.).

Taxonomic Notes

This species was recently resurrected from synonymy of Dermophis mexicanus by Savage and Wake (2001). Its taxonomic status is unclear.

Citation

Bolaños, F., Wake, M. & Wilkinson, M. 2008. Dermophis costaricense. In: IUCN 2014

 

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