This species is known from Cerro Zontehuitz, San Cristobal de las Casas, and Chamula Districts, north-central Chiapas, Mexico, and from several populations in the Cordillera de los Cuchumatanes, Guatemala, from 1,200-2,800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits coniferous and oak forest often associated with limestone outcrops. It is a crevice-dweller sometimes found beneath flakes of rock on ledges, or under the bark of logs on the ground and less frequently in arboreal bromeliads. This species can persist in degraded habitats, and it breeds by direct development.
It is a common species.
The main threats to this reasonably adaptable species are the alteration and clear-cutting of its habitat due to increasing settlement, and expanding cultivation and livestock grazing.
It occurs in the Reserva Ecológica Huitepec run by Pronatura near San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico. It is not known from Parque Nacional de las Cuchumatanes in Guatemala.
Red List Status
Near Threatened (NT)
Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, but the species is reasonably common and adaptable and survives in disturbed habitats.
Parra-Olea, G., Wake, D., Acevedo, M., Papenfuss, T., Rovito, S., Vasquez, C. & Elias, P. 2008. Bolitoglossa hartwegi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59166A11881018. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T59166A11881018.en