Oscaecilia hypereumeces Taylor, 1968

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

Oscaecilia hypereumeces Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 607. Holotype: NHMW 9122, by original designation. See comment. Type locality: "Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brasil".

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality (Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 611, had some doubt whether the type had actually come from the stated type locality. A second specimen, locality also unknown, was reported by Taylor, 1970, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 48: 857. According to Wake, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 624, it is part of a Duke University numerical series of material collected in Brazil, so it may support the presence of this species in that country although Taylor did not comment.

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