This species occurs on the eastern and lower slopes of the Andes from the amazonian slopes of Táchira state in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador to Bolivia, and also in the Amazon Basin in Brazil. It occurs up to elevations of 1,500m asl in Bolivia. A record from the Magdalena valley in Colombia is a mis-identification of another species (see Lynch, 2006).
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs on low vegetation in lowland rainforest. Its breeding habits are unknown, though it is presumably a species that breeds by direct development.
It is locally common throughout its range.
Forest conversion for agriculture and timber is a localized threat to this species.
It occurs in many protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
This species is probably a complex of more than one species.
Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Steffen Reichle, Ana Almendáriz, Fernando Castro 2010. Bolitoglossa altamazonica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T59137A11888213. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T59137A11888213.en