Nototriton abscondens


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Nototriton abscondens
Species Authority: (Taylor, 1948)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Federico Bolaños, David Wake, Jay Savage
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern because, although its Extent of Occurrence is much less than 5,000 km2, it is common, adaptable,and the vast majority of the range is within well-managed protected areas.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in the subhumid and humid premontane and montane areas of the Cordillera de Tilaran and the Cordillera Central of Costa Rica, from 1,010-2,500m asl (Savage 2002).
Costa Rica
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Population [top]

Population: It can be locally common, and is regularly recorded within its range as of August 2007 (Federico Bolaños pers. comm. 2007).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in terrestrial and arboreal moss mats in premontane moist and wet forest and rainforest and lower montane rainforest. It can also survive alongside roads where there are moss mats, and has been recorded from pastures, but it does not survive in heavily degraded habitats. Breeding is by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Virtually all of the range of this species is within well-managed protected areas. A significant portion of its range is protected in Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo.
Citation: Federico Bolaños, David Wake, Jay Savage 2004. Nototriton abscondens. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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