Scolecomorphus Boulenger, 1883

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Scolecomorphidae > Genus: Scolecomorphus
3 species

Scolecomorphus Boulenger, 1883, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 5, 11: 48. Type species: Scolecomorphus kirkii Boulenger, 1883, by monotypy.

Bdellophis Boulenger, 1895, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1895: 412. Type species: Bdellophis vittatus Boulenger, 1895, by monotypy. Synonymy by Barbour and Loveridge, 1928, Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool., 50: 178.

English Names

Tropical Caecilians (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 26).


Southern Malawi and highlands of Tanzania, possibly into Mozambique.


Wilkinson and Nussbaum, 2006, In Exbrayat (ed.), Reprod. Biol. Phylog. Gymnophiona: 39-78 [57], diagnosed the taxon and implied that monophyly with respect to Crotaphatrema is undocumented. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 32–33, provided brief accounts, photographs, and range maps for the species.

Contained taxa (3 sp.):

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