Bolitoglossa savagei

Subgenus: Eladinea
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia, Venezuela


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, in northern Colombia, at 1,000-2,140m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a montane forest species, living principally in bromeliads (in which it breeds by direct development). It has also been found in decaying logs and stumps and under decaying leaves.


It is an uncommon species and there have been no recent sightings (although this is most likely due to a lack of survey effort).

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat to it is deforestation due to small-scale agriculture.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Taxonomic Notes

Specimens from the Cordillera de Mérida in Venezuela are now referred to Bolitoglossa guaramacalensis (Wake pers. comm.).


Jose Vicente Rueda, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo 2004. Bolitoglossa savagei. In: IUCN 2014


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