Bolitoglossa decora

Subgenus: Magnadigita
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Honduras


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from Monte Escondido on the Atlantic versant in the north-western portion of the Department of Olancho, north-central Honduras, at 1,430-1,550m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found on low vegetation, on the ground, and on arboreal bromeliads in lower montane wet forest. It is not known whether or not it can withstand habitat degradation. It breeds by direct development and is not dependent upon water.


It is a moderately common species within its tiny range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat to the species is habitat loss and degradation due to encroaching coffee cultivation, subsistence agriculture, and livestock ranching activities.

Conservation Actions

The only known site is in the Parque Nacional La Muralla, which was declared as a protected area in 1987, but this area is poorly protected, and habitat loss is continuing. Improved protection and management of this area is urgently needed.

Red List Status

Critically Endangered (CR)


Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2 and its Area of Occupancy is less than 10km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on the Monte Escondido. No additional informatio has become available for this species since the initial assessment.


Cruz, G., Wilson, L.D., McCranie, R. & CastaƱeda, F. 2008. Bolitoglossa decora. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59152A11890523. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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