Dermophis glandulosus Taylor, 1955

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Dermophiidae > Genus: Dermophis > Species: Dermophis glandulosus

Dermophis glandulosus Taylor, 1955, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 37: 509-511. Holotype: KU 29979, by original designation. Type locality: "San Isidro del General, [Cantón de Pérez Zeledón,] San José Province", Costa Rica. Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 104, commented on the type locality.

Dermophis balboai Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 461. Holotype: KU 76184, by original designation. Type locality: "Tacarcuna, Darién, Panamá". Synonymy by Savage and Wake, 2001, Copeia, 2001: 52-64.

English Names

None noted.


Isolated populations from eastern Costa Rica on the Pacific slope through Panama to the Chocó region of northwestern Colombia. at elevations of 400 to 2000 m.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama


Removed from the synonymy of Dermophis mexicanus by Savage and Wake, 2001, Copeia, 2001: 52-64, where it had been placed by Savage and Wake, 1972, Copeia, 1972: 680-695. See note by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 839. Medina, Sosa Bartuano, Ibáñez D., and Osburn, 2011, Herpetol. Rev., 42: 387, provided a range extension to the Distrito de Panamá, Panamá, Panama, and discussed the range. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 30–32, compared this species to others in Central America, provided maps, and photographs.  

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