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., 6: 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.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador, Suriname


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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