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).
The main threat to it is deforestation due to small-scale agriculture.
It occurs in Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
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