Bolitoglossa jacksoni 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Caudata Plethodontidae

Scientific Name: Bolitoglossa jacksoni
Species Authority: Elias, 1984
Common Name(s):
English Jackson's Mushroomtongue Salamander
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. 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): Acevedo, M., Wake, D., Elias, P., Rovito, S. & Vasquez, C.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. & Young, B.E.
Listed as Data Deficient, as although it is currently known only from a single site, there has been little survey work in the area and it is possible that the species is more widespread. The extent of occurrence is poorly known. There is ongoing habitat loss throughout much of the escarpment.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has only been found within 1km of the type locality on the Caribbean escarpment of the western Cuchumatanes, Departamento Huehuetenango, western Guatemala. The exact locality is the Las Nubes sector of Finca Chiblac, approximately 12km north-northeast of Santa Cruz Barillas, at about 1,400m asl. There has been little nearby sampling and the species may range more widely within the escarpment.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1400
Upper elevation limit (metres):1400
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information on the population status of this species; it has not been collected since its discovery, despite recent searches.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The only two individuals known were taken from under bark from felled logs in a clearing in very wet (approximately 6,000mm annual precipitation) montane forest. It presumably breeds by direct development and is not dependent upon water.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Severe habitat loss is known to have taken place at its only known site due to the settlement of refugees and expanding agriculture, and more broadly throughout the range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no protected areas near where this species has been found. Surveys are urgently needed to establish its current range and population status in the wild.

Citation: Acevedo, M., Wake, D., Elias, P., Rovito, S. & Vasquez, C. 2008. Bolitoglossa jacksoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59171A11893283. . Downloaded on 25 April 2017.
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