Caecilia corpulenta Taylor, 1968

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

Caecilia corpulenta Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 365. Holotype: UMMZ 65253, by original designation. Type locality: "Río de Pache Porte" (an unidentified locality, probably in Colombia or Peru according to the original publication). Kluge, 1983, Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 166: 3, discussed the type locality and regarded it as "Perú: Pasco: Río Pichis, Puerto Bermudez".

English Names

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


Known only from the indefinite type locality in Peru.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


See Lynch, 2000 "1999", Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 23: 324, for comments regarding provenance of the few specimens. See map provided by Acosta-Galvis, Torres, and Pulido-Santacruz, 2019, ZooKeys, 884: 138. Fernández-Roldán, Lynch, and Medina-Rangel, 2023, Zootaxa, 5227: 205–228, discussed the ambiguous type locality in Peru and removed the species from the fauna of Colombia, transferring these records to Caecilia atelolepis

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