This species occurs in the north-western lowlands of Ecuador, below 1,000m asl. It is likely to have a slightly larger range than currently known.
Habitat and Ecology
Individuals have been found in dense wet forest, as well as in a grassy field, cleared for cattle grazing (Brame and Wake 1963b). However, this does not necessarily suggest that the species adapts well to human-modified landscapes, and they might prefer regenerated forests. It breeds by direct development.
The current population status of this species is not known.
Agriculture, both crops and livestock, as well as logging are major threats to the species’ habitat.
Its range includes Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas.
Red List Status
Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Mario Yánez-Muñoz, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Ana Almendáriz 2004. Bolitoglossa sima. In: IUCN 2014