Oscaecilia equatorialis Taylor, 1973

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

Oscaecilia equatorialis Taylor, 1973, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 50: 221. Holotype: USNM 166421, by original designation. Type locality: "Dyott Farm, Km 121 from Quito, 6 km E Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Pichincha, Ecuador".

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality (6 km east of Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Pichincha, northwestern Ecuador).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


Taylor and Peters, 1974, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 50: 338-339, noted that this is the only species of Oscaecilia found on the western slope of the Andes.

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