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Bolitoglossa stuarti

Subgenus: Mayamandra
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

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

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Guatemala, Mexico

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is found in the interior valley of southern Chiapas, Mexico, extending into extreme western Guatemala. Its altitudinal range is 1,200-2,000m asl. The range map is based on the only two confirmed specimens of the species known, and the habitat between the two sites seems suitable, however no field work has been done in this area (Ted Papenfuss pers. comm. 2007).

Habitat and Ecology

It is an inhabitant of tropical deciduous forest, in a dry valley with a limestone substrate. It is not known whether or not it occurs in degraded habitats. It breeds by direct development.

Population

It is only known from very few specimens, and there is no information on its population status.

Population Trend

unknown

Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species over its range. The area is generally unsuitable for agricultural use.

Conservation Actions

It is found in the Lagunas de Montebello Nature Reserve, Mexico, on the border with Guatemala. There is a need for fieldwork to determine the current population status of this species. It is listed as "Threatened" (Amenazada) by the Mexican government.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Rationale

Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing problems with its taxonomy as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

Further studies are needed to confirm the distinctness of this taxon (Ted Papenfuss pers. comm. 2007).

Citation

Parra-Olea, G., Wake, D., Acevedo, M., Papenfuss, T. & Rovito, S. 2008. Bolitoglossa stuarti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59211A11897385. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T59211A11897385.en

 

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