Brasilotyphlus braziliensis (Dunn, 1945)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Siphonopidae > Genus: Brasilotyphlus > Species: Brasilotyphlus braziliensis

Gymnopis braziliensis Dunn, 1945, Am. Mus. Novit., 1278: 1. Holotype: AMNH 51751, by original designation. Type locality: "Manaos, [Amazonas,] Brazil".

Brasilotyphlus braziliensisTaylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 342.

English Names

Brazilian Caecilian (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 23).


Known only from the type locality (Manaus) and 70 km north of there on the Reserva do Gavião INPA/WWF, state of Amazonas, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


Maciel and Hoogmoed, 2011, Zootaxa, 2984: 19-21, provided a detailed account and a spot map, and noted that previous records from Roraima and Amapá are based on misidentified Microcaecilia.

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