Nototriton guanacaste


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Nototriton guanacaste
Species Authority: Good and Wake, 1993

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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 Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location and is considered to be vulnerable to stochastic events.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the Volcán Orosí and Volcán Cacao, these being the north-western most mountains of the Cordillera de Guanacaste, Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, 1,400-1,580m asl (Savage 2002).
Costa Rica
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Population [top]

Population: It is an uncommon species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is an arboreal species, usually found in moss mats and bromeliads in lower montane forest. It breeds by direct development and is not dependent upon water. There is no indication that the females attend the eggs.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats known, and its habitat is well protected. Nonetheless, its restricted range renders it vulnerable to stochastic threatening processes.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The entire known range of this species is protected in Parque Nacional Guanacaste. There is a need for close monitoring of the population status of this species.
Citation: Federico Bolaños, David Wake, Jay Savage 2004. Nototriton guanacaste. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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