Oedipina nica Sunyer, Wake, Townsend, Travers, Rovito, Papenfuss, Obando, and Köhler, 2010

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

Oedipina (Oeditriton) nica Sunyer, Wake, Townsend, Travers, Rovito, Papenfuss, Obando, and Köhler, 2010, Zootaxa, 2613: 32. Holotype: MVZ 263774, by original designation. Type locality: "El Gobiado, Reserva Natural Cerro Datanlí-El Diablo, 13° 09′ N, 85° 52′ W, 1420 m above sea level (a.s.l.), Dept. Jinotega, Nicaragua".

English Names

Nicaraguan Worm Lizard (original publication).

Distribution

North-central Nicaragua at 1360–1660 m elevation in cloud forest.

Comment

Most closely related to Oedipina kasios and Oedipina quadra according to the original publication. Sunyer, Townsend, Wake, Travers, Gonzalez, Obando, and Quintana, 2011, Breviora, 526: 1–15, noted a southernmost locality and commented on the range. 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.: 378, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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