Bolitoglossa gomezi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Caudata Plethodontidae

Scientific Name: Bolitoglossa gomezi Wake, Savage & Hanken, 2007
Common Name(s):
English Gomez’s Web-footed Salamander
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2018. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Wake, D., Hanken, J. & Bolaños, F.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
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:The range of this recently described species is described by Wake et al. (2007) as being a "small region along the Pacific slope on either side of the Costa Rica-Panama border". In Costa Rica it has been recorded between 1,170 to about 1,250m asl from "the eastern end of the Fila Costeña at the Las Cruces Biological Station (Catherine and Robert Wilson Botanical Garden) and the relatively close Finca Loma Linda" (Wake et al. 2007). Specimens are also known from the western slopes of the Cordillera de Talamanca in extreme western Panama (at 1,700 to 2,120m asl); these have been collected at three separate sites both in the vicinity and above and to the east of the valley of the Río Candela (Wake et al. 2007).
Countries occurrence:
Costa Rica; Panama
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1170
Upper elevation limit (metres):2120
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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) report that the species is found in the "Tropical Premontane Rainforest and Tropical Lower Montane Rainforest zones (sensu Holdridge,1967)". Animals have typically been collected from large bromeliads, up to 3m up trees, within cloud forest; a single animal was collected from the forested ridge of a recently cleared field (Wake et al., 2007). It is possibly a direct developing species, however this requires confirmation.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to the species are not well-known, however much of the known range of this species is unprotected.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is present in the the forest fragment associated with the Las Cruces Biological Station (Catherine and Robert Wilson Botanical Garden). Further details are needed on the threats to this newly described species.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata version of the 2008 assessment was created to correct the Assessor names (and hence the assessment citation) and Reviewer names.

Citation: Wake, D., Hanken, J. & Bolaños, F. 2008. Bolitoglossa gomezi (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136082A114564313. . Downloaded on 14 August 2018.
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