This species is known only from the type locality along the Río Santa Rosa, a few kilometres upstream from the Río Apurimac, between Pataccocha and San Jose, in Ayacucho Department, Peru. It might range more widely, but further investigations of the region are needed to confirm this. Its altitudinal range is incompletely known; it has been collected at 1,000 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species was collected in coffee groves, which perhaps indicates a degree of adaptability to anthropogenic habitats. It is likely to occur mainly in mid-altitude forest, where it presumably lays terrestrial eggs and breeds by direct development.
Its population status is unknown. At the time of its discovery, extensive searches over the period of a week yielded a total of 10 specimens.
There is very little information on threats. It appears to be somewhat adaptable to land use change, since it was found in a coffee grove.
It is not known from any protected areas.
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, ecology, and threats. Additional surveys are recommended to determine whether this species occurs outside of the type locality.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status, threats and ecological requirements.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Bolitoglossa digitigrada. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T59154A3076874. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-1.RLTS.T59154A3076874.en .Downloaded on 14 December 2018