Bolitoglossa equatoriana

Subgenus: Eladinea
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

© 2008 Xavier Ferrer & Adolfo de Sostoa (1 of 2)
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: Ecuador


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs north from Río Curaray in Amazonian Ecuador, and in a single site in Colombia. It has been recorded below 700m asl. It is very likely to occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

Individuals have been found in primary and old secondary forest. At Yasuní National Park, it has been found in Terra Firme forest and seasonally flooded forest on bushes and branches of trees, up to 2 metres above the ground. It is nocturnal, and oviparous with direct development. It probably does not adapt well to anthropogenic disturbance.


It is locally common, but it appears to experience population fluctuations (being more abundant at some times of the year than at others).

Population Trend


Major Threats

Agriculture, both crops and livestock, as well as logging are major threats to the species’ habitat.

Conservation Actions

There are several protected areas within its range, including Parque Nacional Sumaco Napo-Galeras, Parque Nacional Yasuni, Reserva Biólogica Limoncocha, and Reserva de Produccion Faunistica Cuyabeno.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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

Taxonomic Notes

Specimens of Bolitoglossa from nearby locations (including Colombia and Peru) could represent this species.


Ana Almendáriz, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2004. Bolitoglossa equatoriana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59160A11892289. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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