Hypogeophis Peters, 1880

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Grandisoniidae > Genus: Hypogeophis
4 species

Hypogeophis Peters, 1880 "1879", Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1879: 936. Type species: Hypogeophis rostratus (Cuvier, 1829) (= Coecilia rostrata Cuvier, 1829), by subsequent designation of Parker, 1958, Copeia, 1958: 74.

English Names

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


Seychelles Islands, Indian Ocean.


See comment under Grandisonia. Wilkinson and Nussbaum, 2006, In Exbrayat (ed.), Reprod. Biol. Phylog. Gymnophiona: 65, diagnosed the taxon.

Contained taxa (4 sp.):

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