> Oedipina paucidentata
Oedipina paucidentata (El Empalme worm salamander)
Oedipina paucidentata is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family. It is endemic to Costa Rica. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.
The El Empalme worm salamander inhabits lower montane rainforest, and possibly lives below the ground. There is no information on the current population status of this species because no individuals have been collected since 1952, and it is possible that the El Empalme worm salamander is now extinct. The major threat to this species is likely to be the loss of its habitat due to increased urbanisation, and expanding smallholder farming and cattle ranching.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0)
Unique & Vulnerable (100)
Talamancan montane forests
Costa Rica, Panama
Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites
Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
Species recognized by , , in
Endangered Status provided by IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2 <www.iucnredlist.org
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Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation
. Science, 342, 803–805
Range map provided by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Conservation International & NatureServe.