Bolitoglossa peruviana

Subgenus: Eladinea
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Ecuador, Peru



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species can be found along the Amazonian slopes of Departamento San Martin (Moyobamba) and Departamento Loreto, northern Peru and eastern lowlands of Ecuador. It has an altitudinal range of 200-800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is an arboreal bush species of premontane and lowland rainforests. At Puerto Libre and Santa Cecilia, Ecuador, most of the specimens were found in secondary forest at night, although some were in primary forest (Duellman, 1978). At Yasuní National Park, Ecuador, individuals have been collected in Terra Firme forest and seasonal flooded forest (Ron, 2001). Individuals can be found in modified areas such as shade grown coffee plantations and selectively logged forest. It is an ovoviviparous species.


It can be abundant where it occurs.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The species survives in modified habitats and there are no major threats other than extreme forest clearance.

Conservation Actions

Based on its known habitat and distribution, this species might occur in Bosque de Protección Alto Mayo, and Santiago Comaina and Allpahuayo Mishana Reserved Zones in Peru. In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with Reserva de Producción Faunística Cuyabeno, Parque Nacional Yasuní, and Reserva Biológica Limoncocha.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

This form might be a complex of more than one species.


Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Javier Icochea, Ariadne Angulo, Karl-Heinz Jungfer 2004. Bolitoglossa peruviana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59193A11885380. .Downloaded on 21 February 2019


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