Caecilia subnigricans Dunn, 1942

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

Caecilia subnigricans Dunn, 1942, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 91: 511. Holotype: ANSP 4921; not 4821 as stated in the description, according to Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 435. Type locality: "Magdalena River, Colombia".

English Names

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


Known from the Caribbean Coast and Magdalena Valley, Colombia, and from Falcón state in northern Venezuela.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Venezuela


Lynch, 2000 "1999", Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 23: 328, commented on systematics and distribution. See map provided by Acosta-Galvis, Torres, and Pulido-Santacruz, 2019, ZooKeys, 884: 138. Fernández-Roldán and Lynch, 2023, Zootaxa, 5270: 204–205, discussed the range and rejected previously published records from Departamento Nariño, Colombia (Lynch, 2000 "1999"), Departamento Cauca (Pisso-Florez, Silva-Velasco, Maya, Vanegas-Guerrero, and González-Durán, 2018, Rev. Nov. Colombiana, 2), which they tenatively reassigned to Caecilia guntheri


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