Ichthyophis benjii Lalremsanga, Purkayastha, Biakzuala, Mathipi, Muansanga, and Hmar, 2021

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Ichthyophiidae > Genus: Ichthyophis > Species: Ichthyophis benjii

Ichthyophis benjii Lalremsanga, Purkayastha, Biakzuala, Mathipi, Muansanga, and Hmar, 2021, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 15 (2: e288): 199. Holotype: MZMU 1479, by original designation. Type locality: "a soil pit of ca. 1.5 m depth for a pillar at a construction site at Durtlang (23°47’6.58”N, 92°43’31.74”E; 1,233 m asl), Aizawl District, Mizoram, India". urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:41A96569-4F97-40CD-A47C-54F9A9E70D1C

English Names

Benji’s Caecilian (original publication). 

Distribution

Known only from the type locality (Durtland, Aizawl District, central Mizoram, India. 

Comment

The sister taxon of Ichthyophis multicolor on the basis of analysis of 16S mtDNA according to the original publication. 

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