Bolitoglossa nicefori

Subgenus: Eladinea
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from elevated areas in the department of Santander on the Occidental slope of the Occidental Cordillera, in Colombia. It was also found in a coffee plantation in Socorro. It has been recorded from 1,400-1,700m asl. It probably occurs more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found inside highly humid forests, usually among fallen leaves or herbaceous vegetation (epiphytic). It has also been recorded from a coffee plantation. It can also live in disturbed forest. It is a species that breeds by direct development.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat destruction and degradation caused primarily by agriculture is a major threat.

Conservation Actions

It is not known to occur in any protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo 2004. Bolitoglossa nicefori. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59185A11883227. .Downloaded on 14 November 2018


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