Caecilia atelolepis Fernández-Roldán, Lynch, and Medina-Rangel, 2023

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

Caecilia atelolepis Fernández-Roldán, Lynch, and Medina-Rangel, 2023, Zootaxa, 5227: 209. Holotype: ICN 58401, by original designation. Type locality: "vereda San Marcos, Supatá, Cundinamarca, Colombia . . . 4°41’5.89’’N, 74°23’29.23’’W, 2100 m". Zoobank publication registration: 7781A542-97A6-4E90-A2FE-20C0650B29B0

English Names

None noted. 


Known only from Pauna (Boyacá), Fusagasugá, Supatá, and Tena (Cundinamarca), Bolívar, El Carmen de Chucurí, Gámbita, and Virolín (Santander), 1700–2200 m elevation on the western slopes of the Cordillera Oriental of Colombia. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Previously confused with Caecilia corpulenta, Caecilia degenerata, and Caecilia thompsoni according to the original publication. Fernández-Roldán and Lynch, 2024, Herpetol. Bull., London, 168: 15–17, provided notes on natural history and morphology. 

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