Siphonops hardyi Boulenger, 1888

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Siphonopidae > Genus: Siphonops > Species: Siphonops hardyi

Siphonops hardyi Boulenger, 1888, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 1: 189. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.13.87 (formerly 1887.12.29.39), according to Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 557. Type locality: "Porto Real, province of Rio Janeiro", Brazil.

English Names

Hardy's Caecilian (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 25).


Southeastern Brazil (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo, and Minas Gerais, although presumably more widespread).


Izecksohn and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2001, Anf. Municipio Rio de Janeiro: 95, provided a brief account and photo. Maciel, Santana, Silva, and Feio, 2009, Check List, 5: 919-921, provided a record for Minas Gerais, Brazil, and discussed the range. Nieto-Roman and Wake, 2012, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 882: 1-3, provided a review.

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