Geotrypetes angeli Parker, 1936

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Dermophiidae > Genus: Geotrypetes > Species: Geotrypetes angeli

Geotrypetes angeli Parker, 1936, Zool. Meded., Leiden, 19: 100. Holotype: BMNH 1946.9.5.54 (formerly 1909.2.23.10), by original designation and according to Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 711. Type locality: "Labé, French Guinea [= Guinea]".

English Names

Angel's Caecilian (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 24).


Known from the type localities (Labe and Beyla, Guinea) and Tingi Hills, Sierra Leon, presumably to be found in northern Liberia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Guinea, Sierra Leone


Schiøtz, 1964, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 127: 19, provided an additional record beyond the type locality. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 34–35, provided a brief account and range map.

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