Caecilia tenuissima Taylor, 1973

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

Caecilia tenuissima Taylor, 1973, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 50: 219. Holotype: USNM 12353, by original designation. Type locality: "Guayaquil, [Guayas,] Ecuador".

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality of Guayaquil, Ecuador. See comment. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


Lynch, 2000 "1999", Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 23: 329, reported the Colombian record, which subsequently (Fernández-Roldán and Lynch, 2023, Zootaxa, 5270: 194–206) was named as a separate species, Caecilia wilkinsoni, and who discussed the status, comparative morphology, and relationships of this species.  

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