Bolitoglossa schizodactyla


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Bolitoglossa schizodactyla
Species Authority: Wake & Brame, 1966
Common Name(s):
English Cocle Mushroomtongue Salamander

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Savage, J., Wake, D., Chaves, G. & Bolaños, F.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. & Young, B.E.
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under threat, it has a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in the humid lowlands and premontane slopes of the Atlantic versant from southeastern Costa Rica (at 780m asl) to Central Panama (from 1-750m asl) (including Isla Colón); also from the Pacific slope at El Valle de Anton, Cocle Province, and La Campana, Panama Province, Panama (from 300-850m asl).
Costa Rica; Panama
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species in Panama. In Costa Rica, it is known only from a single specimen collected in 1984; there have been no new records as of August, 2007.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits humid lowland and montane forest, and is not found in degraded habitats. It breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat to this species is the destruction of natural forests for agriculture, livestock, human settlements, and industry.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: In occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Savage, J., Wake, D., Chaves, G. & Bolaños, F. 2008. Bolitoglossa schizodactyla. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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