Bolitoglossa adspersa

Subgenus: Eladinea
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

© 2004 Dr. Rafael I. Marquez (1 of 3)
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 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.

Population Trend


Major Threats

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

Conservation Actions

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)


Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo 2004. Bolitoglossa adspersa. In: IUCN 2014


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