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Bolitoglossa cerroensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA CAUDATA PLETHODONTIDAE

Scientific Name: Bolitoglossa cerroensis
Species Authority: Taylor, 1952

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Federico Bolaños, Gerardo Chaves, David Wake, Jay Savage
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern because, although its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, it is common, somewhat adaptable, and does not appear to be in decline.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the humid montane zone of the Cordillera de Talamanca, Costa Rica, from 2,530-2,990m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Costa Rica
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species. Field surveys continue to register this species within its range with no sign of any change in abundance.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in montane rainforest in talus on steep slopes. While it is more common in forest, it can be found in heavily disturbed areas (Federico Bolaños pers. comm. 2007). It is a species that breeds by direct development and is not dependent upon water.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Local populations might be affected by forest destruction, in particular for extracting wood (partly for charcoal). However, the species lives in a generally inaccessible area, and its habitat is not thought to be significantly threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Cerro Vueltas Biological Reserve.
Citation: Federico Bolaños, Gerardo Chaves, David Wake, Jay Savage 2004. Bolitoglossa cerroensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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