Caecilia degenerata Dunn, 1942

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

Caecilia degenerata Dunn, 1942, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 91: 505. Holotype: MCZ 17383; not 17384 as stated in the description, according to Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 370. Type locality: "Garagoa, [Estado Boyacá,] eastern Colombia".

English Names

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


Eastern and western slopes of the Cordillera Oriental in Boyacá and Cundinamarca, Colombia, 800-2100 m elevation.


Lynch, 2000 "1999", Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 23: 324, suggested that this species is restricted to the eastern Andes of Colombia, with specimens from Cundinamarca. See map provided by Acosta-Galvis, Torres, and Pulido-Santacruz, 2019, ZooKeys, 884: 138. 

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