This species is known from the highlands of the Oriental Cordillera in the Eastern Andes, and occurs north of Bogotá to the Páramo de La Rusia, and south of Bogotá to Aguadita, near Fusagasuga, in Colombia, in the departments of Boyaca and Cundinamarca. It has been recorded from 1,750-3,650m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in undisturbed or slightly disturbed cloud forests, among fallen leaves on slopes, or on bushes and herbaceous vegetation. It also occurs in páramo and secondary disturbed forest. It is a species that breeds by direct development.
It is an abundant species.
Habitat destruction and degradation caused mainly by agriculture is a major threat.
Its range includes Sumapaz and Chigaza National Natural Parks, and the Santuario de Fauna y Flora Guanentá Alto Río Fonce.
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 adspersa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59135A11887827. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59135A11887827.en