Dermophis gracilior Günther, 1902

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

Dermophis gracilior Günther, 1902, Biol. Centr. Amer., Rept. Batr., Vol. 7, Part 170: 306. Holotype: BMNH 1946.9.5.33 (formerly 1901.12.19.137), according to Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 481. Type locality: "Panama, Chiriqui".

Dermophis mexicanus graciliorDunn, 1928, Proc. New England Zool. Club, 10: 73.

English Names

None noted.


Humid Pacific lowlands and premontane slopes of the southern Pacific slopes of Costa Rica and adjacentwestern Panama; premontane zone of Atlantic slope Costa Rica and southern lower monte belt of the Cordillera de Talamanca, 404-2000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: 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 account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 117-118, 839. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 30–32, compared this species to others in Central America, provided maps, and photographs.  

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