Bolitoglossa platydactyla

Subgenus: Bolitoglossa
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

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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: Mexico


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species ranges widely from southern San Luis Potosi southward through southern Veracruz to north-western Chiapas, Mexico, where it occurs below 1,100m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in tropical forests and savannahs, and can survive in modified habitats such as cities, farmland, banana plantations and areas of coffee cultivation. Breeding is by direct development.


It was formerly quite common, but is now hard to find.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Although it is generally adaptable, the transformation of the landscape into very open habitats probably causes a general drying of microhabitats to the detriment of this species.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas and is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)


Listed as Near Threatened because this species is probably in significant decline (but probably at a rate of less than 30% over ten years) because of widespread habitat loss through much of its range, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.


Parra-Olea, G. & Wake, D. 2008. Bolitoglossa platydactyla. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59196A11885995. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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