This species is restricted to central Jamaica at an altitudinal range of 120-880m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is commonly found in terrestrial and arboreal bromeliads in closed-canopy forests. The species can occur in secondary growth, as long as there are bromeliads (since the eggs are laid, and larval development occurs, in bromeliads only).
It is declining but is more common than Osteopilus marianae.
The major threat to this bromeliad-dependent species is habitat loss due smallholder farming activites, wood extraction, and human settlement.
It occurs in several forest reserves, but these do not guarantee the species' long-term protection. Its range overlaps with the Blue and John Crow Mountain National Park. Given this species' very specific habitat requirements, improved and strengthened habitat protection and management is essential.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
Blair Hedges, Susan Koenig, Byron Wilson 2004. Osteopilus wilderi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55812A11368630. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55812A11368630.en .Downloaded on 17 November 2018