Oedipina gephyra McCranie, Wilson, and Williams, 1993

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

Oedipina gephyra McCranie, Wilson, and Williams, 1993, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 106: 385. Holotype: USNM 316535, by original designation. Type locality: "2.5 airline km NNE La Fortuna (15° 26′ N, 87° 18′ W), 1690 m elev., Cordillera Nombre de Dios, Departamento de Yoro, Honduras".

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

English Names

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


Cloud forest at 1580–1810 m elevation in the western part of the Cordillera Nombre de Dios in north-central Honduras (Atlantida and Yoro departments).


In the Oedipina uniformis group (= subgenus Oedipina) according to the original publication, but transferred to Oedopinola by García-París and Wake, 2000, Copeia, 2000: 60. See McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 155-156, for account. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 36, summarized the departmental distribution in Honduras. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 580. 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.: 372, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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