Anastasio Alfaro

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Anastasio Alfaro (February 16, 1865 – January 20, 1951) was a Costa Rican zoologist, geologist and explorer.

Alfaro was director of the National Museum of Costa Rica,[1] and whilst holding this position arranged the Costa Rican display at the Historical American Exposition in Madrid.[2] Limon worm salamander Oedipina alfaroi is named after him.[3]


  1. ^ "Alfaro". Haciendalaisla.
  2. ^ Watters, D.R. & Zamora, O.F., (2005). World’s Fairs and Latin American Archaeology: Costa Rica at the 1892 Madrid Exposition. Bulletin of the History of Archaeology. 15(1), pp.4–11. DOI:
  3. ^ Dunn, E. R. (1921). "Two new Central American salamanders". Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 34: 143–145.

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