Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Panama
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IUCN (Red List) status: Data Deficient (DD).
For Red List information on this species, see the IUCN species account.
From the IUCN Red List Species Account:
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. It presumably occurs more widely. The known locality is at approximately 50m asl.
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.
There is a specimen identified as Oscaecilia elongata from Azuay Giron in Ecuador, however affinities are questionable (Marvalee Wake pers. comm., 2007).
Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor, Mark Wilkinson, Marvalee Wake 2004. Oscaecilia elongata. In: IUCN 2012