This species from north-western Colombia is known from the Pacific lowlands in the departments of Chocó and Valle del Cauca, and from a single locality in the department of Cordoba. Its altitudinal range is 20-400m asl. It probably occurs more widely between the confirmed localities.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in very humid tropical forest, and can be found on low herbaceous vegetation, fallen leaves and epiphytes. It is not known whether or not it can adapt to secondary habitats. It is presumed to breed by direct development.
It appears to be a rare species.
The major threats are habitat loss due to agricultural development (including planting of illegal crops), logging, and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops.
The record from the department of Cordoba is in the Parque Nacional Natural Paramillo. Improved habitat protection at sites at which the species is known to occur is necessary.
Red List Status
Fernando Castro, Wilmar Bolívar 2004. Bolitoglossa silverstonei. In: IUCN 2014