This species occurs on the eastern slopes of the Andes in Ecuador. It has been recorded from 1,600-2,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a montane forest species; it is not known whether or not it can persist in altered habitats. It breeds by direct development.
It is a rare species.
Agriculture, both crops and livestock, as well as logging, mining, and infrastructure development for human settlement are major threats to the species’ habitat. Agricultural pollution is also a threat.
Its range overlaps with Parque Nacional Sumaco Napo-Galeras, Parque Nacional Llanganates, Parque Nacional Sangay, Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca, and Reserva Ecológica Antisana.
Red List Status
Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Manuel Morales, Ana Almendáriz 2004. Bolitoglossa palmata. In: IUCN 2014