Ichthyophis supachaii Taylor, 1960

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

Ichthyophis supachaii Taylor, 1960, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 40: 107. Holotype: EHT-HMS 35498, by original designation; FMNH 189246 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 35. Type locality: "10 km. west Nakon Si Thamarrat [= Nakhon Si Thammarat], Nakon Si Thamarrat [=Nakhon Si Thammarat] province", Thailand.

English Names

Nakon Si Thammarat Caecilian (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 25).

Supachai' Snake Frog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 53).

Hillstream Caecilian (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 53).

Supachai's Caecilian (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 74).

Peninsular Striped Caecilian (Zug and Mulcahy, 2020 "2019", Amph. Rept. S. Tanintharyi: 22). 

Distribution

Nakhon Si Thammarat, Trang, Yala, and Pathalung provinces, peninsular Thailand; possibly to be found in extreme northern peninsular Malaysia and peninsular Myanmar. 

Comment

See account by Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 586–588. Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 53, provided a brief characterization. Kupfer and Müller, 2004, Amphibia-Reptilia, 25: 87–97, redescribed the holotype and discussed this striped species. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 74–75, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Nishikawa, Matsui, Yong, Ahmad, Yambun Imbun, Belabut, Sudin, Hamidy, Orlov, Ota, Yoshikawa, Tominaga, and Shimada, 2012, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 63: 714–723, commented on the distinctiveness of this lineage (as Ichthyophis cf. supachaii) from other members of this clade (e.g., their Ichthyophis cf. kohtaoensis, Ichthyophis cf. hypocyaneus, and Ichthyophis unnamed species 1). Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 110–111, provided a brief account (photograph, habitat, and range) for Thailand (in Thai). Zug and Mulcahy, 2020 "2019", Amph. Rept. S. Tanintharyi: 22, provided a brief account as possibly to be found in peninsular Myanmar. Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 69, included peninsular Malaysia in the range without reference to literature or vouchers. 

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