Bolitoglossa borburata

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

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Venezuela


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is restricted to the central part of the Venezuelan coastal mountain range in Aragua, Carabobo and Yaracuy States, Venezuela, where it has been recorded from 800-1,300m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits montane cloud forest and breeds by direct development (the eggs are laid in bromeliads).


It is naturally rare.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are minimal threats to its habitat at present.

Conservation Actions

Its range includes protected areas such as Parque Nacional Henri Pittier and Parque Nacional San Esteban.

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)


Listed as Near Threatened because although the habitat of this species appears not to be in decline, its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5000 km2, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Taxonomic Notes

Specimens reported from Sierra San Luis, in the state of Falcón, Venezuela, might represent a different taxon (Mijares-Urrutia and Arends 2000).


Enrique La Marca, Jesús Manzanilla 2004. Bolitoglossa borburata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59141A11888942. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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