Oscaecilia osae Lahanas and Savage, 1992

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Caeciliidae > Genus: Oscaecilia > Species: Oscaecilia osae

Oscaecilia osae Lahanas and Savage, 1992, Copeia, 1992: 703. Holotype: LACM 138542, by original designation. Type locality: "the airstrip at La Sirena, Península de Osa, Canton de Osa, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica (approx. 3 m)".

English Names

Airstrip Caecilian (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 24).


Peninsula de Osa and adjacent mainland, sea level to 500 m elevation, in extreme southeastern San José Province and western Puntarenas Province, southern Costa Rica.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Costa Rica

Endemic: Costa Rica


See brief account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 120. This species was compared with other Central American ones by Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 34–35. Nuñez Escalante and Sandi-Amador, 2020, Reptiles & Amphibians, 27: 491–493, provided records from Sierpe, Puntarenas Province, and Llano Bonito, San José Province, Costa Rica, and provided a dot map for the species. 

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