Oedipina berlini Kubicki, 2016

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Oedipina > Species: Oedipina berlini

Oedipina (Oedopinola) berlini Kubicki, 2016, Mesoam. Herpetol., 3: 823. Holotype: UCR 22845, by original designation. Type locality: "Costa Rica: Provincia de Limón: Cantón de Siquirres, Distrito de Siquirres, Guayacán de Siquirres, Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center’s Guayacán Rainforest Reserve, elevation 540 m asl (10.05750° N, 83.54862° W)". Zoobank publication registration: 25B2DF5B-C75E-4DDE-B125-118F55A0F416

English Names

Berlin's Flat-headed Salamander (original publication). 

Berlin's Worm Salamander (Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 852).


Known only from two sites in premontane rainforest along the central Caribbean slopes of Costa Rica: 1) the type locality on the northeastern slopes of the Cordillera de Talamanca, within the Guayacán Rainforest Reserve, about 2 km north of Guayacán de Siquirres at an elevation of 540–560 m, and (2) in the Cordillera Volcanica Central, along the lower northeastern slopes of Volcán Turrialba, ca. 4 km southwest of Alegria de Siquirres at an elevation ca. 850 m. Both sites in the Cantón de Siquirres, Province of Limón, and within the Area de Conservacion La Amistad Caribe (ACLAC) under the Sistema Nacional de Areas de Conservacion (SINAC).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Costa Rica

Endemic: Costa Rica


 Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 852–853, provided an account summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map).

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