Oedipina pacificensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Caudata Plethodontidae

Scientific Name: Oedipina pacificensis
Species Authority: Taylor, 1952
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., Savage, J., Wake, D. & Ibáñez, R.
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 slope of southern Costa Rica and in a small area of adjacent southwestern Panama. Its altitudinal range is 5-1200m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Costa Rica; Panama
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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, often near tree buttresses, in Lowland Moist and Wet Forests and Premontane Rainforest. It is adaptable, being found in old plantations and in highly disturbed areas. It breeds by direct development and is not dependent upon water.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is probably adversely affected by very serious habitat destruction, but generally it faces few threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Manuel Antonio, Carara and Corcovado Golfito National Parks in Costa Rica. None of its range in Panama is protected.

Citation: Bolaños, F., Chaves, G., Savage, J., Wake, D. & Ibáñez, R. 2008. Oedipina pacificensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59318A11914885. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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