Nototriton abscondens 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Caudata Plethodontidae

Scientific Name: Nototriton abscondens
Species Authority: (Taylor, 1948)
Chiropterotriton abscondens Taylor, 1948
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: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Bolaños, F., Wake, D. & Savage, J.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. & Young, B.E.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)

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).
Countries occurrence:
Costa Rica
Lower elevation limit (metres): 1010
Upper elevation limit (metres): 2500
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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).
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

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: Bolaños, F., Wake, D. & Savage, J. 2008. Nototriton abscondens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59292A11900304. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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