Mimosiphonops Taylor, 1968

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Siphonopidae > Genus: Mimosiphonops
2 species

Mimosiphonops Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 592. Type species: Mimosiphonops vermiculatus Taylor, 1968, by original designation.

Pseudosiphonops Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 583. Type species: Pseudosiphonops ptychodermis Taylor, 1968, by original designation. Synonymy by Wilkinson and Nussbaum, 1992, J. Nat. Hist., London, 26: 680.

English Names

Worm Patterned Caecilians (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 24).


Known definitely only from Rio de Janeiro (state), Brazil.


Wilkinson and Nussbaum, 2006, In Exbrayat (ed.), Reprod. Biol. Phylog. Gymnophiona: 49, 67, diagnosed the taxon and suggested that the monophyly of this taxon is undocumented. See comment under Luetkenotyphlus.

Contained taxa (2 sp.):

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