Boulengerula changamwensis Loveridge, 1932

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Herpelidae > Genus: Boulengerula > Species: Boulengerula changamwensis

Boulengerula changamwensis Loveridge, 1932, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 72: 381. Holotype: MCZ 16301, by original designation. Type locality: "Changamwe, near Mombasa, [Coast Province,] Kenya Colony".

Afrocaecilia changamwensisTaylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 321.

Boulengerula changamwensisNussbaum and Hinkel, 1994, Copeia, 1994: 754.

English Names

Changamwensis African Caecilian (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 23).

Changamwe Lowland Caecilian (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 12).

Changamwe Caecilian (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 384; Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 344).


Extreme southeastern Kenya (Changamwe, Shimba Hills), and a distantly separate population in southern Malawi (Shire Highlands); possibly to be found in intervening Tanzania and Mozambique.


See accounts by Loveridge, 1933, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 74: 351; Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 384-385, and Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 344-345. Malonza and Müller, 2004, J. E. Afr. Nat. Hist., 93: 57-61, reported on a recent collection and provided additional specimen data. Mercurio, 2011, Amph. Malawi: 305-306, provided an account for Malawi. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 300–301, provided a brief account. Spawls, Wasonga, and Drewes, 2019, Amph. Kenya: 51, provided a photograph, range map for Kenya, and brief characterization. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 28–29, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.  

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