Cartago Worm Salamander
O. altura is similar to Oedipina pseudouniformis, but the two species may be distinguished by head shape. O. pseudouniformis is differentiated by a longer, narrower snout and head, whereas O. altura has a moderately wide head with a truncated snout.(Brame 1968)
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Costa Rica
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Trends and Threats
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
General habitat alteration and loss
A Spanish-language species account can be found at the website of Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio).
Brame, A. H., Jr. (1968). "Systematics and evolution of the Mesoamerican salamander genus Oedipina." Journal of Herpetology, 2, 1-64. [link]
Savage, J. M. (2002). The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica:a herpetofauna between two continents, between two seas. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois, USA and London.
Originally submitted by: Ketti Augusztiny (first posted 2004-11-16)
Edited by: Tate Tunstall (2009-11-04)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2009 Oedipina altura: Cartago Worm Salamander <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/4101> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jul 4, 2022.
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