Oscaecilia elongata (Dunn, 1942)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Caeciliidae > Genus: Oscaecilia > Species: Oscaecilia elongata

Caecilia elongata Dunn, 1942, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 91: 527. Holotype: ZSM 1327/0 (one of two specimens under this number); destroyed during World War II according to Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 605, and Glaw and Franzen, 2006, Spixiana, München, 29: 155. Type locality: "Panama"; see Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 605, for discussion.

Oscaecilia elongataTaylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 598.

English Names

Yavisa Caecilian (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 24).


Known from Yavisa, Darién, and Los Algarrobos, Chiriquí, both in Panama.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Panama

Endemic: Panama


This species was compared with other Central American ones by Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 34–35. 

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