Bolitoglossa obscura 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Caudata Plethodontidae

Scientific Name: Bolitoglossa obscura Hanken, Wake and Savage, 2005
Common Name(s):
English Tapantí Giant Salamander
Taxonomic Notes: This species was described from specimens that were earlier provisionally assigned to Bolitoglossa nigrescens (Hanken et al. 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): James Hanken, David Wake, Federico Bolaños
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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from Quebrada Valverde, 8km south of Tapantí, in Cartago Province, Costa Rica, at 1,555m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Costa Rica
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1555
Upper elevation limit (metres):1555
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Population [top]

Population:It is known only from the holotype, which was collected in 1969, so its population status is not known.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species was found in tropical premontane rainforest, where it is presumed to breed by direct development.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to it.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its sole known locality is within Parque Nacional Tapantí.

Citation: James Hanken, David Wake, Federico Bolaños. 2006. Bolitoglossa obscura. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61899A12564900. . Downloaded on 26 April 2018.
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