Bolitoglossa altamazonica

Subgenus: Eladinea
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs on the eastern and lower slopes of the Andes from the amazonian slopes of Táchira state in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador to Bolivia, and also in the Amazon Basin in Brazil. It occurs up to elevations of 1,500m asl in Bolivia. A record from the Magdalena valley in Colombia is a mis-identification of another species (see Lynch, 2006).

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs on low vegetation in lowland rainforest. Its breeding habits are unknown, though it is presumably a species that breeds by direct development.


It is locally common throughout its range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Forest conversion for agriculture and timber is a localized threat to this species.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in many protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

This species is probably a complex of more than one species.


Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Steffen Reichle, Ana Almendáriz, Fernando Castro 2010. Bolitoglossa altamazonica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T59137A11888213. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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