Epicrionops bicolor Boulenger, 1883

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Rhinatrematidae > Genus: Epicrionops > Species: Epicrionops bicolor

Epicrionops bicolor Boulenger, 1883, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 5, 11: 202-203. Holotype: BMNH 1946.9.5.66 (formerly according to Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 190. Type locality: "Intac, (3900 ft. elev.,) Ecuador".

Rhinatrema bicolorVaillant, 1895, C. R. Hebd. Séances Acad. Sci., Paris, 120: 461.

Epicrionops bicolor bicolorTaylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 190.

Epicrionops bicolor subcaudalis Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 191. Holotype: AMNH 17305, by original designation. Type locality: "'Chanchamayo on Río Perene' Junin (state), Perú".

English Names

Two-colored Caecilian (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 25).

Bicolored Caecilian (Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 122).  


Pacific and Amazonian slopes of the Andes in Ecuador and Peru as well as Valle del Cauca, Colombia, 670 to 2070 m elevation.


Lynch, 2000 "1999", Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 23: 331, commented on distribution. Taylor and Peters, 1974, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 50: 335-336, discussed an Ecuadorian specimen. Cisneros-Heredia, 2004, Herpetozoa, Wien, 17: 194-195, provided records for Ecuador. Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 122–123, provided an account and dot map for Ecuador. Müller, 2020, Neotropical Biodiversity, 6: 98–108, reported on larval development. 

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