Boulengerula taitana Loveridge, 1935

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

Boulengerula taitanus Loveridge, 1935, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 79: 16. Holotype: MCZ 20001, by original designation. Type locality: "absolute summit, 4800 ft., of Mt. Mbololo, Taita Mountains, Coast Province, Kenya Colony [= Kenya]".

Afrocaecilia taitanaTaylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 327.

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

Boulengerula taitanaMarjanovic and Laurin, 2008, Contrib. Zool., Amsterdam, 77: 154. Correction of gender of species name.

English Names

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

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

Taita Hills Caecilian (Measey, Malonza, and Muchai, 2009, Amph. Taita Hills: 60).

Taita Caecilian (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 30). 


Taita Hillis, Coast Province, southeastern Kenya, 1000–2000 m elevation.


See account by Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 346-347. Malonza, Lötters, and Measey, 2010, J. E. Afr. Nat. Hist., 99: 52-53, commented on morphology, range, habitat, and life history. Measey, Malonza, and Muchai, 2009, Amph. Taita Hills: 60-62, provided a brief account and photo for the Taita Hills, Kenya. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 304–305, provided a brief account and photograph. Spawls, Wasonga, and Drewes, 2019, Amph. Kenya: 52, provided a photograph, range map, and brief characterization. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 30–31, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.  

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