Oedipina taylori Stuart, 1952

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

Oedipina taylori Stuart, 1952, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 65: 2. Holotype: UMMZ 102281, by original designation. Type locality: "4 kilometers east of Hacienda La Trinidad (23 air line kilometers southeast of Chiquimulilla), Department of Jutiapa, Guatemala. Elevation, about 100 meters".

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

English Names

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


Pacific versant of southeastern Guatemala to central to northeastern El Salvador and adjacent southern Honduras, 140 to 1140 m elevation.


See McCranie, Cruz-Díaz, and Rivera, 2001, Herpetol. Rev., 32: 54, for Honduran record and McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 159-160, for account. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 36, summarized the departmental distribution in Honduras. See comments by Brodie, Acevedo, and Campbell, 2012, J. Herpetol., 46: 233. 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.: 383–384, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Morán-Hidalgo, Henríquez, and Ruballo-Marroquín, 2013, Rev. Biodivers. Neotrop., 3: 69–74, provided a record from northeastern El Salvador. 

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