Hypogeophis montanus Maddock, Wilkinson, and Gower, 2018

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Grandisoniidae > Genus: Hypogeophis > Species: Hypogeophis montanus

Hypogeophis montanus Maddock, Wilkinson, and Gower, 2018, Zootaxa, 4450: 361. Holotype: BMNH 2005.1824, by original designation. Type locality: "Congo Rouge, Mahé island, Seychelles (04°38’43.6” S, 55°26’03.3” E, ca. 718 m/asl)". Zoobank publication registration: 585CAAAD-28AD-4083-BED1-54E947B4A84F

English Names

Montane Mahé caecilian (original publication). 

Montane Hypogeophis (original publication).  


Known only from Morne Seychellois National Park on the island of Mahé, from elevations of ca. 718–731 m on Morne Seychellois (ca. 729 m) and nearby Congo Rouge (ca. 718–731 m) 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Seychelles

Endemic: Seychelles

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