This species is known only from the eastern part of the Sierra Madre del Sur near Quiegolani, Oaxaca, Mexico, at around 1,875m asl. Field work in 2012 recorded this species in the same locality. Its extent of occurrence and area of occupancy is 77 km
Habitat and Ecology
This species lives in pine-oak forest, which is now severely degraded, and reproduces by direct development.
Five new specimens were found in 2012, in addition to the few individuals (less than ten) that were known when the species was last assessed (2008). The species has persisted through periods of disturbance mainly from logging, but the population trend is unknown.
Even though the species was recently collected, the impact that the forest clearance and broad habitat degradation for smallholder farming and urban areas throughout its range may have on this species is not known. Habitat degradation within its range continues and will continue into the near future.
Red List Status
Critically Endangered (CR)
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2015. Bolitoglossa zapoteca. In: IUCN 2014