Oedipina alleni 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Caudata Plethodontidae

Scientific Name: Oedipina alleni
Species Authority: Taylor, 1954
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Bolaños, F., Chaves, G., Ibáñez, R., Solís, F., Wake, D. & Savage, J.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. & Young, B.E.
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs on the Pacific slopes of southwestern Costa Rica and extreme western Panama from sea level to 880m asl. Some previous records from Panama were previously confused with Oedipina parvipes.
Countries occurrence:
Costa Rica; Panama
Upper elevation limit (metres): 880
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in leaf-litter in lowland moist and wet forest and rainforest. It also survives in old banana plantations, and somewhat degraded habitats. It breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat is opening up of its forest habitat for agriculture, logging and human settlement.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Manuel Antonio, Corcovado Golfito, Equines, and Baru National Parks, and perhaps in other protected areas.

Citation: Bolaños, F., Chaves, G., Ibáñez, R., Solís, F., Wake, D. & Savage, J. 2008. Oedipina alleni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59306A11910815. . Downloaded on 02 December 2015.
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