Dermophis occidentalis Taylor, 1955

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Dermophiidae > Genus: Dermophis > Species: Dermophis occidentalis

Dermophis occidentalis Taylor, 1955, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 37: 503. Holotype: KU 36298, by original designation. Type locality: "Dominical Road approximately 15 km. WNW of San Isidro del General in open meadow under stones", San José Province, Costa Rica; type locality discussed by Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 76.

English Names

None noted.


Southern Pacific slopes of central Costa Rica, 50 to 970 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Costa Rica

Endemic: Costa Rica


Removed from the synonymy of Dermophis parviceps by Savage and Wake, 2001, Copeia, 2001: 52–64, where it had been placed by Savage and Wake, 1972, Copeia, 1972: 680–695. See note by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 839. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 30–32, compared this species to others in Central America, provided maps, and photographs.  

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