Chikila alcocki Kamei, Gower, Wilkinson, and Biju, 2013

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Chikilidae > Genus: Chikila > Species: Chikila alcocki

Chikila alcocki Kamei, Gower, Wilkinson, and Biju, 2013, Zootaxa, 3666: 403. Holotype: ZSI A11539, by original designation. Type locality: "Dhyütere (25.91528 N, 94.10528 E; 782 m asl), New Sendenyu village, Tseminyu subdivision, Kohima district, Nagaland, India". 

English Names

Alcock’s Chikila (original publication). 

Distribution

Known only from the type locality (Dhyütere, New Sendenyu village, Tseminyu subdivision, Kohima district, Nagaland, India, 782 m elevation) as well as the Mon District of Nagaland and Changlang District of Arunachal Pradesh, 320 to 900 m elevation; expected in Sagaing, Myanmar. 

Comment

 See Kamei, 2017, Das (ed.), Diversity Ecol. Amph. India: 49–72, for a review of this species. Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 6, discussed habitat and likely distribution. 

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