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Oedipina paucidentata (El Empalme worm salamander)

Wikipedia Abstract

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.
View Wikipedia Record: Oedipina paucidentata

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Oedipina paucidentata

EDGE Analysis

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) 
8
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
77
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 18.27
EDGE Score: 5.73
View EDGE Record: Oedipina paucidentata

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Map Climate Land
Use
Talamancan montane forests Costa Rica, Panama Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Río Navarro-Río Sombrero Protective Zone 15862 Cartago, Costa Rica  

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Cordillera de Talamanca Norte Costa Rica

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website Map
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama Yes

Range Map

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Citations

Species recognized by , , ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Endangered Status provided by IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2 <www.iucnredlist.org> Downloaded on 11 April 2013.
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
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Biodiversity Hotspots, Conservation International
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Range map provided by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Conservation International & NatureServe.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access