Bolitoglossa lignicolor


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Bolitoglossa lignicolor
Species Authority: (Peters, 1873)
Bolitoglossa palustris Taylor, 1949
Oedipus ahli Unterstein, 1930
Spelerpes punctatum Brocchi, 1883

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, Jay Savage, David Wake, Gerardo Chaves
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in Costa Rica and Panama.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in south-western Costa Rica and adjacent western Panama, and on the Azuero Peninsula and the Isla Coiba, Panama. It occurs up to 880m asl.
Costa Rica; Panama
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Population [top]

Population: In Costa Rica, this species turns up occasionally on surveys, but it is uncommon. There is very little information from Panama, where it might be declining.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits humid lowland and premontane forest, where it requires pristine habitat. It is nocturnal and arboreal and lives in bromeliads. It breeds by direct development and is not dependent upon water.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is some habitat loss due to agriculture (crops and livestock) and clear cutting.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Parque Nacional Coiba in Panama and in Parque Nacional Corcovada in Costa Rica.
Citation: Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, Jay Savage, David Wake, Gerardo Chaves 2004. Bolitoglossa lignicolor. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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