Oedipina quadra McCranie, Vieites, and Wake, 2008

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

Oedipina (Oeditriton) quadra McCranie, Vieites, and Wake, 2008, Zootaxa, 1930: 6. Holotype: MVZ 257761, by original designation. Type locality: "Urus Tingni Kiamp, 14°55′N, 84°41′W, tributary of upper portion of Río Warunta, 160 m above sea level (a.s.l.), Dept. Gracias A Dios, Honduras".

English Names

Honduran Lowland Worm Salamander (original publication).


Known distribution of this species in lowland rainforest from just south of La Ceiba, Atlántida, eastward and southeastward to the Río Coco drainage system of northeastern Honduras, 7- to 540 m elevation; probably occurs in suitable habitat on the Nicaraguan side of the Río Coco.


The sister taxon of Oedipina kasios according to the original publication. McCranie, Gutsche, Köhler, and Valdés-Orellana, 2011, Salamandra, 47: 169–172, provided a range extension and a tree of populations. 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.: 377, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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