Caecilia caribea Dunn, 1942

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

Caecilia caribea Dunn, 1942, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 91: 509. Holotype: MCZ 24520, by original designation. Type locality: "Pensilvania [on the Río Samaná Sur, a tributary of the Río Magdalena] (Cauca valley south of Medellin), [Caldas,] Colombia".

English Names

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


Known from the type locality (Caldas) and from near Medellín, Antioquia, northern Colombia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


See Lynch, 2000 "1999", Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 23: 323, for comments about range and similar species. Rivera-Correa, 2006, Herpetol. Rev., 37: 491, provided the record for Antioquia. See map provided by Acosta-Galvis, Torres, and Pulido-Santacruz, 2019, ZooKeys, 884: 138. 

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