|Scientific Name:||Bolitoglossa engelhardti|
|Species Authority:||(Schmidt, 1936)|
Magnadigita engelhardti (Schmidt, 1936)
Oedipus engelhardti Schmidt, 1936
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Parra-Olea, G., Wake, D., Acevedo, M. & Papenfuss, T.|
|Reviewer(s):||Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. & Young, B.E.|
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat along the Pacific versant of Guatemala and Mexico.
|Range Description:||This species ranges from extreme south-eastern Chiapas, Mexico, along the Pacific versant to Volcán Atitlán, south-western Guatemala. Its altitudinal range is 1,500-2,100m asl.|
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|Population:||Although it used to be common, it appears to have undergone declines and is now uncommon. It was common on Volcan Tacana in the 1970's, but no recent surveys have been made. It was rare, but still present in Departamento San Marcos in 2005.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is an arboreal species, inhabiting pristine cloud forest habitats, and is often found in bromeliads. It breeds by direct development and is not dependent upon water.|
|Major Threat(s):||The major threat is the loss of cloud forest due to extensive agricultural activities (including agro-industry crop farming), logging, and human settlement.|
|Conservation Actions:||It has been recorded from the 'Quetzal Reserve' close to Finca Insula in Chiapas, Mexico (Ted Papenfuss and Sean Rovito pers. comm., 2007), and from the proposed protected area of Volcán Atitlán. Surveys are urgently needed to establish the current population status of this species. It is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).|
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IUCN. 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 5 October 2008).
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Wake, D.B. 1987. Adaptive radiation of salamanders in Middle American cloud forests. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 74: 242-264.
Wake, D.B. and Brame, A.H. 1963. The status of the plethodontid salamander genera Bolitoglossa and Magnadigita. Copeia: 382-387.
Wake, D.B. and Lynch, J.F. 1976. The distribution, ecology, and evolutionary history of plethodontid salamanders in tropical America. Science Bulletin of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: 1-65.
|Citation:||Parra-Olea, G., Wake, D., Acevedo, M. & Papenfuss, T. 2008. Bolitoglossa engelhardti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 August 2014.|