Oedipina salvadorensis Rand, 1952

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

Oedipina salvadorensis Rand, 1952, Nat. Hist. Misc., 98: 1. Holotype: FMNH 65030, by original designation. Type locality: "San Salvador, at 670 meters altitude, El Salvador".

Oedipina (Oedipina) salvadorensis — Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 384. 

English Names

El Salvador Worm Salamander (Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 873).


Western, central, and easter El Salvador, 5 to 1275 m elevation; arguably to southwestern Honduras. See comment. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: El Salvador

Likely/Controversially Present: Honduras

Endemic: El Salvador


Removed from the synonym of Oedipina taylori by Brodie, Acevedo, and Campbell, 2012, J. Herpetol., 46: 236.  where it had been placed by Brame, 1960, Bull. S. California Acad. Sci., 59: 153-162. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 384, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 873, provided an account summarizing systematics (including misidentifications in the literature, including doubting a record from Honduras), life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map).

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