Chikila fulleri (Alcock, 1904)

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

Herpele fulleri Alcock, 1904, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 14: 271. Holotype: ZSIC 14759, according to Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 31. Type locality: "Kuttal, 6 miles south-west of Silchar in Cachar", Assam, India.

Gegeneophis fulleriTaylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 735.

Chikila fulleriKamei, San Mauro, Gower, Van Bocxlaer, Sherratt, Thomas, Babu, Bossuyt, Wilkinson, and Biju, 2012, Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. B, Biol. Sci., 279: 2398.

English Names

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

Fuller's Caecilian (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 68; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 124; Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 124).

Fuller's Chikila (Kamei, Gower, Wilkinson, and Biju, 2013, Zootaxa, 3666: 425). 


Northeastern Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, and Tripura, and likely Mizoram, 10 to 602 m elevation, as well as Moulvibaza District, Sylhet Division, northeastern Bangladesh; likely to occur in adjacent Myanmar.


Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 32, and Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 184-185, provided brief accounts. Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 124, provided a brief characterization and illustration. See account by Kamei, Gower, Wilkinson, and Biju, 2013, Zootaxa, 3666: 417-425. See Kamei, 2017, Das (ed.), Diversity Ecol. Amph. India: 49–72, for a review of this species. See comments by Hakim, Trageser, Ghose, Das, Rashid, and Rahman, 2020, Check List, 16: 1239–1268, who reported the species from Lawachara National Park, Sylhet Division, northeastern Bangladesh. 

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