Geotrypetes Peters, 1880

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Dermophiidae > Genus: Geotrypetes
3 species

Geotrypetes Peters, 1880, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1880: 55. Type species: Caecilia seraphini Duméril, 1859, by monotypy.

English Names

West African Caecilians (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 24).


Tropical West Africa.


Wilkinson and Nussbaum, 2006, In Exbrayat (ed.), Reprod. Biol. Phylog. Gymnophiona: 39-78 [64], diagnosed the taxon. See comment under Dermophiidae. Frétey, Dewynter, and Blanc, 2011, Clé de détermination, Amph. Afri. Centr. Angola: 1–232, provided a key for identification in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 34–35, provided brief accounts, photographs, and range maps for the species. 

Contained taxa (3 sp.):

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