This species ranges widely from southern San Luis Potosi southward through southern Veracruz to north-western Chiapas, Mexico, where it occurs below 1,100m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in tropical forests and savannahs, and can survive in modified habitats such as cities, farmland, banana plantations and areas of coffee cultivation. Breeding is by direct development.
It was formerly quite common, but is now hard to find.
Although it is generally adaptable, the transformation of the landscape into very open habitats probably causes a general drying of microhabitats to the detriment of this species.
It occurs in several protected areas and is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).
Red List Status
Near Threatened (NT)
Parra-Olea, G. & Wake, D. 2008. Bolitoglossa platydactyla. In: IUCN 2014