Oedipina complex (Dunn, 1924)

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

Oedipus complex Dunn, 1924, Occas. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 5: 94. Holotype: MCZ 9408, by original designation. Type locality: "Las Cascadas, near Gamboa, Canal Zone", Panama.

Oedipina complexTaylor, 1944, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 30: 226.

Oedopinola complexHilton, 1946, J. Entomol. Zool., Pomona, 38: 38.

Oedipina complexBrame and Wake, 1963, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 69: 16.

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

English Names

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


Eastern edge of Pacific slope Costa Rica near the Panama border, through Panama and western Colombia, including an isolated record in the Magdalena Valley (Otanche Municipality, Boyacá Department), to northwestern Ecuador.


See account by Brame and Wake, 1963, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 69: 10. 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.: 374–375, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Acosta-Galvis, García-Cobos, Cárdenas-Arévalo, Corrales-Garcia, and Paternina-Hernández, 2020, Check List, 16: 521–526, provided a record fromOtanche Municipality, Boyacá Department, Colombia. 

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