This species is known only with certainty from the type locality within the area of Yaviza (a town that has grown significantly since the initial collection), in Darién Province, Panama, at 50 m asl. It presumably occurs more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
This is presumably a subterranean species, also sometimes occurring within the moist leaf-litter of humid tropical lowland forest.
There is no information on the population status of this species, which is known only from three specimens.
There is no information on threats to this species.
It has not been recorded from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status, ecological requirements and threats.
There is a specimen identified as Oscaecilia elongata from Azuay Giron in Ecuador, however, its affinities are questionable (M. Wake pers. comm. 2007).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2015. Oscaecilia elongata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T59579A54356433. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T59579A54356433.en .Downloaded on 20 January 2019