Bolitoglossa vallecula

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: Colombia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from high elevations of the central Andes (Cordillera Central) in the departments of Antioquia, Caldas, Quindio, Risoralda and Tolima, in Colombia, between 2,210–3,000 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

The species occurs in sub-páramo to subandean montane forests among fallen leaves on the ground, and in low bromeliads (Acosta and Hoyos 2006). It has also been recorded from disturbed habitats such as pastureland and heavily degraded forest. Its breeding strategy remains unknown.


It is a very common species and the population is considered to be stable. From 2008 to 2009, a total of 77 individuals were collected from from four forest sites (27 from Yarumal, 15 from Belmira, 23 from San Pedro and 12 from Bello) (Silva-González et al. 2011).

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat destruction caused by deforestation, agriculture, illegal harvesting and chemical aspersion are localized threats, but the major threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The range of the species includes a few protected areas.

Research Needed
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, natural history, and threats.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and presumed large population.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Bolitoglossa vallecula. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T59215A85860906. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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