Caecilia goweri Fernández-Roldán and Lynch, 2021

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

Caecilia goweri Fernández-Roldán and Lynch, 2021, Rev. Latinoam. Herpetol., 4: 54. Holotype: MHUA 3241, by original designation. Type locality: "vereda Potreritos, San Antonio del Prado, Medellín, Antioquia, 6° 10′ 55.74″ N, 75° 39′ 49.8″ W, 1800 meters above sea level (m a.s.l.) 

English Names

None noted. 

Distribution

Known only from the northern Cordillera Central of Colombia in the Altiplano region of Medellín, Antioquia, in the municipalities of Caldas, Carolina del Principe, Marinilla, San Antonio del Prado, San Pedro, San Roque and San Vicente; as well as in the city of Medellín, ranging from 1500–2200 m elevation. 

Comment

Lynch, 2000 "1999", Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 23: 327, suggested that the population of nominal Caecilia pachycnema from Antioquia in Colombia represents a different species (now Caecilia goweri) than Caecilia pachynema from Ecuador. The species' distinctive morphology and coloration was compared to near relatives in the original publication. 

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