Bolitoglossa bramei 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Caudata Plethodontidae

Scientific Name: Bolitoglossa bramei
Species Authority: Wake, Savage & Hanken, 2007

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): David Wake, Jim Hanken and Federico Bolaños
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its threats and conservation status. It is possible that this species may qualify as Vulnerable D2, however more certain information is needed on plausible threats to this species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This newly described species is present in the border area of Costa Rica and Panama. It is reported by Wake et al. (2007) from "both Pacific and Atlantic slopes of the southern Cordillera de Talamanca, with localities ranging from the vicinity of Cerro Pando on the Costa Rica-Panama border in the west, to the Pacific slope in Chiriquí Province, Panama, as far east as the Boquete area, east of Volcán Barú". Animals have been recorded between 1,900 and 2,300m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Costa Rica; Panama
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1900
Upper elevation limit (metres):2300
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Population [top]

Population:This species has only been collected on a few occasions and little is known about the population abundance.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Wake et al. (2007) record the species presence in "Tropical Lower Montane Rainforest zone (sensu Holdridge, 1967) at elevations between 1900 and 2300 m". The species is nocturnal and frequently arboreal; whereas the holotype was found at night on the ground, others were found on low vegetation within a couple meters of the ground (Wake et al., 2007). It is not known if the species can persist in modified or degraded habitat. It presumably breeds by direct development.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to the species are not well-known, however it is distributed in an area that is largely protected.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from the Las Tablas protected area in Costa Rica, and from Reserva de la Biósfera de La Amistad in Costa Rica and Panama. Additional field studies are needed to better determine the threats to this species.

Citation: David Wake, Jim Hanken and Federico Bolaños. 2008. Bolitoglossa bramei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135803A4203439. . Downloaded on 25 April 2017.
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