Siphonops Wagler, 1828

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Siphonopidae > Genus: Siphonops
4 species

Siphonops Wagler, 1828, Isis von Oken, 21: 742. Type species: Caecilia annulata Mikan, 1820, by monotypy.

English Names

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


South America east of the Andes, north of 30° S.

Geographics occurrence

Natural resident: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela


Wilkinson and Nussbaum, 2006, In Exbrayat (ed.), Reprod. Biol. Phylog. Gymnophiona: 39-78 [49, 69], suggested that the monophyly of this taxon is undocumented with respect to Mimosiphonops. See comment under Luetkenotyphlus.

Contained taxa (4 sp.):

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