Oscaecilia osae Lahanas & Savage, 1992

Airstrip caecilian



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1990

Rediscovered in 2004

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Costa Rica












Original scientific description:

Lahanas, P. N. and Savage, J. M. (1992). A new species of caecilian from the Península de Osa of Costa Rica. Copeia 1992: 703-708.

Other references:

Bolaños, F., Wake, M., Wilkinson, M. and Chaves, G. (2008). Oscaecilia osae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59584A11954247. Downloaded on 12 February 2017.

Gower, D.J. and Wilkinson, M. 2005. Conservation biology of caecilian amphibians. Conservation Biology 19(1): 45-55.

Lahanas, P.N. and Savage, J.M. 1992. A new species of caecilian from the Peninsula de Osa of Costa Rica. Copeia: 703-708.

Savage, J.M. 2002. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica: A Herpetofauna between two Continents, between two Seas. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Savage, J.M. and Wake, M.H. 2001. Reevaluation of the status of taxa of Central American caecilians (Amphibia: Gymnophiona), with comments on their origin and evolution. Copeia: 52-64.


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