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.
There are minimal threats to its habitat at present.
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.
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59141A11888942.en .Downloaded on 16 November 2018