Caecilia volcani Taylor, 1969

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

Caecilia volcani Taylor, 1969, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 48: 315. Holotype: KU 203035 (not EHT-HMS 4689 [now in FMNH] as mentioned in the original publication); see Summers and Wake, 2001, Copeia, 2001: 561-562, for discussion of confusion regarding the identification of the holotype. Type locality: "El Valle de Antón, Coclé, Panamá (elev. 550 m)".

English Names

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

Vulcan's Slender Caecilian (Kubicki and Arias, 2023, Mesoam. Herpetol., 4: 488).


Known from within 20 km of the continental divide in the provides of Bocas del Toro, Chiriquí, and Coclé, Panama, extending into the foothills of the central and northern Caribbean versant of Costa Rica. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Costa Rica, Panama


See Savage and Wake, 2001, Copeia, 2001: 56. Reviewed by Summers, 2001, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 721: 1-2.. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 29–30, compared this species to others found in Central America. Kubicki and Arias, 2023, Mesoam. Herpetol., 4: 488–492, provided records from Costa Rica and discussed confusion in the literature with Dermophis parviceps

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