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
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in the Ecuadorian Andes.
Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Manuel Morales, Ana Almendáriz 2004. Bolitoglossa palmata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59191A11884896. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59191A11884896.en