Caecilia dunni Hershkovitz, 1938

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

Caecilia intermedia Boulenger, 1913, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1913: 1020-21. Syntypes: BMNH (6 specimens), according to the original publication. One of these may be this species; see comment in synonymy of Caecilia nigricans). Type localities: "S. Javier, N.W. Eduador"; "Paramba, N.W. Ecuador, 3500 ft."; "Peña Lisa, Condoto, Choco", Colombia (3 specimens). Tentative synonymy by Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 378.

Caecilia dunni Hershkovitz, 1938, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 370: 1. Holotype: UMMZ 82901, by original designation. Type locality: "in the middle of the road between the settlement of Archidona and Tena, Prov. Napo-Pastaza [Napo Province,] Ecuador (eastern slope) at an altitude of about 1700 ft."

English Names

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


Amazon drainage of Napo and Pastaza provinces, Ecuador.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


See Lynch, 2000 "1999", Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 23: 325, suggested that earlier records of this species for Colombia are referable to Caecilia leucocephala and Caecilia perdita; the discussion also casts doubt on the placement of Caecilia intermedia in this synonymy (DRF). Taylor and Peters, 1974, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 50: 341, commented on a second Ecuadorian specimen.

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