Caecilia albiventris Daudin, 1803

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Caeciliidae > Genus: Caecilia > Species: Caecilia albiventris

Caecilia albiventris Daudin, 1803 "An. XI", Hist. Nat. Gen. Part. Rept., 7: 423. Holotype: MNHNP 840, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 4, and Lescure, 1988, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Sect. A, Zool., 10: 67. Type locality: "Surinam".

Caecilia albiuentrisMerrem, 1820, Tent. Syst. Amph.: 167. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Coecilia albiventrisDuméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 8: 276.

English Names

Whitebelly Caecilian (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 23).


Suriname and eastern Ecuador, presumably in the intervening regions though not so far reported from there.


Removed from the synonymy of Caecilia tentaculata by Taylor, 1972, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 49: 1018, where it had been placed by by Gray, 1850, Cat. Spec. Amph. Coll. Brit. Mus., Batr. Grad.: 58. Taylor and Peters, 1974, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 50: 342, figured a specimen from Ecuador and commented on the range.

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