Oedipina pacificensis Taylor, 1952

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

Haptoglossa pressicauda Cope, 1893, Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 31: 333. Holotype: "No. 293 of the collection [Museo Nacional of Costa Rica]", presumably now lost or destroyed. Type locality: "Palma" (= Palmar Norte, Cantón de Osa, Provincia de Puntarenas), Costa Rica, "near the Golfo Dulce, on the Pacific slope." Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 98, commented on the type locality. Synonymy with Oedipina uniformis by Brame, 1968, J. Herpetol., 2: 34. García-París and Wake, 2000, Copeia, 2000: 60, suggested that either this name is possibly a senior synonym of Oedipina pacificensis or, more likely in their view, not a member of the genus. See also discussion by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 154.

Oedipina pacificensis Taylor, 1952, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 34: 775. Holotype: KU 29965, by original designation. Type locality: "two miles east of San Isidro [de] El General, C[osta]. R[ica]., at an elevation of approximately 2118 feet", Cantón de Pérez Zeledón, Provincia de San José, Costa Rica. Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 104, commented on the type locality.

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

English Names

None noted.


Humid lowlands and premontane slopes of southwestern Costa Rica and adjacent southwestern Panama, 5–730 m elevation.


Removed from the synonymy of Oedipina uniformis by Good and Wake, 1997, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 45: 1185-1208., where it had been placed by Brame, 1968, J. Herpetol., 2: 34. See account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 154. 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.: 382, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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