Caecilia isthmica Cope, 1877

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

Caecilia isthmica Cope, 1877, Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 17: 91-92. Holotype: USNM 25188 according to Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 3. Type locality: "East side of the isthmus of Darien", Panama.

English Names

None noted.


Eastern side of the Isthmus of Darien in Panama and south through the Pacific lowlands of western Colombia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Panama


Removed from the synonymy of Caecilia tentaculata by Savage and Wake, 2001, Copeia, 2001: 56, where it had been placed by Boulenger, 1895, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1895: 406, this considered tentative by Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 443. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 29–30, compared this species to others found in Central America. 

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