Epicrionops petersi Taylor, 1968

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

Epicrionops petersi petersi Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 224. Holotype: JAP 7099, by original designation (presumably now in USNM). Type locality: "Agua Rica between Limón and Gualaceo, Morona-Santiago Province, Ecuador".

Epicrionops petersi noblei Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 219. Holotype: AMNH 1454, by original designation. Type locality: "Juliaca, southern Perú . . . [quoting Dunn, 1942, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 91: 459-460]. . . Dr. Harvey Bassler has suggested that the specimen so labeled, sent by a member of the Inca Mining Co., came from the vicinity of the mine at Santo Domingo, north of the shipping station of Juliaca, and at about 3000 feet above sea level."

English Names

Peters' Caecilian (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 26).


Amazonian slopes in Ecuador to southern Peru; possibly into southern Colombia and Bolivia.


Taylor and Peters, 1974, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 50: 336, provided comments on habitat. Camper, Torres-Carvajal, Ron, Nilsson, Arteaga-Navarro, Knowles, and Arbogast, 2021, Check List, 17: 729–751, provided a record from Wildsumaco Wildlife Sanctuary, Napo Province, Ecuador.

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