Oedipina alfaroi

Subgenus: Oedipina
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Costa Rica, Panama



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from the Atlantic versant of Costa Rica and extreme north-western Panama, at 19-850m asl (Savage, 2002).

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits humid lowland forest, and old banana plantations, living in leaf litter. It cannot survive in open habitats. It breeds by direct development and is not dependent upon water.


It is an uncommon species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat is opening up of its forest habitat for agriculture, livestock, logging and human settlement.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Palo Seco Forest Reserve in Panama, but not currently recorded from any protected areas in Costa Rica. Further studies are needed into populations declines in this species.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in Costa Rica and Panama.


Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, Jay Savage, David Wake, Gerardo Chaves, Federico Bolaños 2010. Oedipina alfaroi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T59305A11910530. .Downloaded on 24 February 2019


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