This species is known from elevated areas in the department of Santander on the western slopes of the Occidental Cordillera, in Colombia. It has been recorded from 1,400–2,400 m asl (Ramírez et al. 2011). In 2003, two relatively large neighboring subpopulations were found within the Santander department, one on a large coffee plantation in the municipalities of Piedecuesta and Mesa de los Santos and another within highly disturbed tropical dry forest in the municipality of Piedecuesta (Ortega et al. 2009).
Habitat and Ecology
Reproductive females are found within the leaf litter, while mature males and nonreproductive females are found on herbaceous plants and epiphytes (Ortega et al. 2009). A subpopulation has also been recorded from a coffee plantation and highly disturbed dry forest (Ortega et al. 2009). It is a species that breeds by direct development.
It is a common species. Population trends are generally stable.
Habitat destruction and severe degradation caused primarily by agriculture is a major threat.
It occurs within the Cachalú Biological Reserve.
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status and trends.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern, despite having a relatively restricted extent of occurrence (EOO = 9,595 km2), because it has a tolerance to a degree of habitat modification and has a presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Bolitoglossa nicefori. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T59185A85861636. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T59185A85861636.en .Downloaded on 24 February 2019