Bolitoglossa silverstonei

Subgenus: Eladinea
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

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.

Population Trend


Major Threats

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.

Conservation Actions

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

Vulnerable (VU)


Fernando Castro, Wilmar Bolívar 2004. Bolitoglossa silverstonei. In: IUCN 2014


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