Bolitoglossa compacta


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Bolitoglossa compacta
Species Authority: Wake, Brame & Duellman, 1973

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, David Wake, Jay Savage, Gerardo Chaves, Federico Bolaños
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on Mount Mulanje.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in the humid lower montane areas on or near the Costa Rica-Panama border, on the Pacific versant of Costa Rica at 1,650-1,980m asl, and the Atlantic and Pacific slopes of western Panama at 1,810-2,780m asl.
Costa Rica; Panama
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Population [top]

Population: This is a naturally rare species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits humid montane forest, living on the ground and in low vegetation; there is little information on its adaptability to disturbed habitats. This species breeds by direct development (Hanken 1979)
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat is habitat loss caused by expanding smallholder farming activities and logging.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Parque Internacional La Amistad on the border of Costa Rica and Panama.
Citation: Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, David Wake, Jay Savage, Gerardo Chaves, Federico Bolaños 2004. Bolitoglossa compacta. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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