Bolitoglossa oaxacensis
Atoyac Salamander, Salamandra del Atoyac
Subgenus: Oaxakia
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 is known only from the slopes of the interior of the Sierra Madre del Sur in Mexico, from 1,800-1,920m asl. It might occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

The species now occurs in degraded pine forests, and was probably originally found in mature pine forests. It reproduces by direct development.


It is poorly known, only from a handful of specimens, and it appears to be very uncommon.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat to its survival is logging of its pine forest habitat.

Conservation Actions

It does not occur in any protected areas. There is a need for further research into the impact of logging operations on this species. It has been recorded from degraded pine forest, and details are needed on whether populations can persist in this modified habitat.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements, especially its tolerance of habitat disturbance.


Gabriela Parra-Olea, David Wake, Ted Papenfuss 2008. Bolitoglossa oaxacensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59187A11883842. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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