Bolitoglossa decora

Subgenus: Magnadigita
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Honduras


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from Monte Escondido on the Atlantic versant in the north-western portion of the Department of Olancho, north-central Honduras, at 1,430-1,550m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found on low vegetation, on the ground, and on arboreal bromeliads in lower montane wet forest. It is not known whether or not it can withstand habitat degradation. It breeds by direct development and is not dependent upon water.


It is a moderately common species within its tiny range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat to the species is habitat loss and degradation due to encroaching coffee cultivation, subsistence agriculture, and livestock ranching activities.

Conservation Actions

The only known site is in the Parque Nacional La Muralla, which was declared as a protected area in 1987, but this area is poorly protected, and habitat loss is continuing. Improved protection and management of this area is urgently needed.

Red List Status

Critically Endangered (CR)


Cruz, G., Wilson, L.D., McCranie, R. & CastaƱeda, F. 2008. Bolitoglossa decora. In: IUCN 2014


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