Bolitoglossa jacksoni

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA CAUDATA PLETHODONTIDAE

Scientific Name: Bolitoglossa jacksoni
Species Authority: Elias, 1984

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Manuel Acevedo, David Wake, Paul Elias, Sean Rovito, Carlos Vasquez
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient, as although it is currently known only from a single site, there has been little survey work in the area and it is possible that the species is more widespread. The extent of occurrence is poorly known. There is ongoing habitat loss throughout much of the escarpment.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has only been found within 1km of the type locality on the Caribbean escarpment of the western Cuchumatanes, Departamento Huehuetenango, western Guatemala. The exact locality is the Las Nubes sector of Finca Chiblac, approximately 12km north-northeast of Santa Cruz Barillas, at about 1,400m asl. There has been little nearby sampling and the species may range more widely within the escarpment.
Countries:
Native:
Guatemala
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population status of this species; it has not been collected since its discovery, despite recent searches.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The only two individuals known were taken from under bark from felled logs in a clearing in very wet (approximately 6,000mm annual precipitation) montane forest. It presumably breeds by direct development and is not dependent upon water.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Severe habitat loss is known to have taken place at its only known site due to the settlement of refugees and expanding agriculture, and more broadly throughout the range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no protected areas near where this species has been found. Surveys are urgently needed to establish its current range and population status in the wild.

Bibliography [top]

Campbell, J.A. 2001. Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Guatemala. University of Texas, Arlington, Web published: http://www.uta.edu/biology/campbell.

Elias, P. 1984. Salamanders of the northwestern highlands of Guatemala. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County - Contributions in Science 348: 1-20.

IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.

Wake, D.B. 1987. Adaptive radiation of salamanders in Middle American cloud forests. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 74: 242-264.

Citation: Manuel Acevedo, David Wake, Paul Elias, Sean Rovito, Carlos Vasquez 2004. Bolitoglossa jacksoni. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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