Nototriton picadoi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Nototriton picadoi
Species Authority: (Stejneger, 1911)
Common Name(s):
English La Estrella Salamander
Chiropterotriton picadoi (Stejneger, 1911)
Oedipus picadoi (Stejneger, 1911)
Spelerpes picadoi Stejneger, 1911

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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 Near Threatened since although its Extent of Occurrence is much less than 5,000 km2 and its habitat might be declining in parts of its range, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable, it probably occurs in more than ten locations, and its range is probably not severely fragmented.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the northern end of the Cordillera de Talamanca, Costa Rica, from 1,200-2,200m asl (Savage 2002).
Costa Rica
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Population [top]

Population: It is not uncommon, and is probably the commonest salamander in Parque Nacional Tapantí.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in moss mats and bromeliads in premontane rainforest and lower montane wet forest, and is not found in degraded habitats. Breeding is by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat to this species is forest loss and fragmentation, as a result of encroaching agricultural cultivation and livestock grazing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Part of its range is protected in Parque Nacional Tapantí.

Citation: Bolaños, F., Wake, D. & Savage, J. 2008. Nototriton picadoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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