Oedipina paucidentata Brame, 1968

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

Oedipina paucidentata Brame, 1968, J. Herpetol., 2: 41. Holotype: KU 37192, by original designation. Type locality: "near El Empalme, (along the Pan American Highway, south of Cartago) in the northern end of the Cordillera de Talamanca, Canton de Dota [in error, Cantón de El Guarco], Provincia de Cartago, Costa Rica, about 2286 m (7500 ft) elevation". Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 90, commented on the type locality.

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

English Names

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


Known only from lower montane forest on the extreme northern Cordillera de Talamanca, Cartago, Costa Rica, 2286 m elevation.


See account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 154–155. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 581. 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.: 383, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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