Oedipina carablanca Brame, 1968

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

Oedipina carablanca Brame, 1968, J. Herpetol., 2: 16. Holotype: LACM 1728, by original designation. Type locality: "west shore of the river on the eastern edge of the rubber tree finca, 0. 5 km south of railroad tracks (one mile east of Guapiles), 300 m (980 ft) elevation, Los Diamantes, Canton de Pococi, Provincia de Limón, Costa Rica".

Oedipina (Oedopinola) carablancaGarcía-París and Wake, 2000, Copeia, 2000: 60.

English Names

Los Diamantes Worm Salamander (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 32).


Known from several localities on the Atlantic versant of Limón Provice, Costa Rica, in the humid Atlantic lowlands (300 to 850 m elevation). 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Costa Rica

Endemic: Costa Rica


See account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 149. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 82–90, compared this species with others from Central America and provided a map and photograph. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 371, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 848–849, provided an account summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map). 

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