Caecilia occidentalis Taylor, 1968

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

Caecilia occidentalis Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 413. Holotype: FMNH 189202 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 34 (formerly EHT-HMS 4665, by original designation). Type locality: "near Popayan, Cauca, Colombia".

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality (Cauca) and El Pablado (Antioquia), Colombia.


See brief account by Taylor, 1969, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 48: 785-790. Lynch, 2000 "1999", Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 23: 326, commented on distribution and possible relationships.

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