Oedipina stuarti Brame, 1968

Stuart's worm salamander



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: pre-1904

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient


Distribution & Habitat



Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Brame, A. H. (1968). Systematics and evolution of the Mesoamerican salamander genus Oedipina. Journal of Herpetology [1968]: 1-64.


Other references:

García-París, M. and Wake, D. B. (2000). Molecular phylogenetic analysis of relationships of the tropical salamander genera Oedipina and Nototriton, with descriptions of a new genus and three new species. Copeia: 42-70.

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. (2019). Oedipina stuarti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T113887668A54380769. Accessed on 07 March 2024.

Lovich, R., Akre, T., Ryan, M., Nunez, S., Cruz, G., Borjas, G., Scott, N., Ford, R., Luque-Montes, I.R., Flores, S., del Cid. W., Flores, A. and Rodriguez, C. (2010). New Herpetogaunal Records from Southern Honduras . Herpetological Review 4(1): 112-115.

Lovich, R., Akre, T., Ryan, M., Scott, N. and Ford, R. (2006). Herpetofaunal surveys of Cerro Guanacaure, Montaña La Botija, and Isla del Tigre protected areas in southern Honduras. Report prepared for the United States Agency for International Development, Washington, DC.

Martin, Thomas E., Bennett, Gareth C., Fairbairn, Andrew J. and Mooers, A. Ø. (2023). ‘Lost’ taxa and their conservation implications. Animal Conservation 26(1): 14-24. [Appendix S2 (1617 taxa not seen >10 years); Appendix S3 (562 taxa not seen >50 years)]

McCranie, J. R. and Wilson, L. D. (2002). The Amphibians of Honduras. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca, New York, USA.

Solis, J. M., Espinal, M. R., Valle, R. E., O'Reilly, C.M., Itgen, M. W. and Townsend, J. H. (2016). On the taxonomy of Oedipina stuarti (Caudata: Plethodontidae), with description of a new species from suburban Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Salamandra 52: 125-133.

Wilson, L. D. and McCranie, J. R. (1998). The biogeography of the herpetofauna of the subhumid forest of Middle America (Isthmus of Tehuantepec to northwestern Costa Rica). Royal Ontario Mus. Life Sci. Contrib.: 1-50.


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