Ichthyophis multicolor Wilkinson, Presswell, Sherratt, Papadopoulou, and Gower, 2014

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

Ichthyophis multicolor Wilkinson, Presswell, Sherratt, Papadopoulou, and Gower, 2014, Zootaxa, 3785: 47. Holotype: CAS 212264, by original designation. Type locality: "the vicinity of Mwe Hauk Village (26°16’ 39.2’’ N, 94° 45’ 32.5’’ E; c. 10 m asl), Ayeyarwady Region, Myanmar". urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:AAE62A6A-B689-4B18-9A58-599C2993EDED 

English Names

Colourful Ichthyophis (original publication). 

Colourful Ich (original publication). 

Burmese Tricolor Caecilian (Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 6). 

Distribution

Southern mainland Myanmar (Ayeyarwady, Bago, Rakhine); several localities in Mizoram, northeastern India. 

Comment

Lalremsanga, Purkayastha, Mathipi, Muansanga, Decemson, and Biakzuala, 2021, Check List, 17: 1021–1029, provided a dot map and a number of genetically confirmed records for Mizoram, northeastern India, which suggests a much wider distribution than previously supposed. Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 6, briefly discussed identification, habitat, and range in Myanmar. 

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