Gegeneophis seshachari Ravichandran, Gower, and Wilkinson, 2003

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Indotyphlidae > Genus: Gegeneophis > Species: Gegeneophis seshachari

Gegeneophis seshachari Ravichandran, Gower, and Wilkinson, 2003, Zootaxa, 350: 2. Holotype: ZSIC A3384, by original designation. Type locality: "Dorle Village, Ratnagiri District, Maharashtra, India".

English Names

Seshachari's Caecilian (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 127).


Known only from the type locality (Dorle Village, Ratnagiri District, Maharashtra) in the Western Ghats of southwestern India).


Gower, Giri, and Wilkinson, 2007, Herpetozoa, Wien, 19: 121-127, reported on an additional specimen from the type locality. Bhatta, Dinesh, Prashanth, Kulkarni, and Radhakrishnan, 2010, J. Threatened Taxa, 2: 1105-1108, provided a dot-map of the species. A brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 175. Sreekumar and Dinesh, 2020, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 120: 33–40, discussed the range in Maharashtra, India, in terms of agro-climatic zones. 

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