Bolitoglossa hartwegi

Subgenus: Mayamandra
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Guatemala, Mexico



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

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.

Population Trend


Major Threats

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.

Conservation Actions

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. .Downloaded on 18 February 2019


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