Typhlonectes Peters, 1880

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Typhlonectidae > Genus: Typhlonectes
2 species

Typhlonectes Peters, 1880 "1879", Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1879: 940. Type species: Caecilia compressicauda Duméril and Bibron, 1841, by subsequent designation of Dunn, 1942, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 91: 532.

ThyphlonectesFuhrmann, 1914, Mem. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 5: 112-138. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Pseudotyphlonectes Lescure, Renous, and Gasc, 1986, Mem. Soc. Zool. France, 43: 170. Type species: Caecilia natans Fischer IN Peters, 1880 "1879". Synonymy by Wilkinson, 1989, Herpetologica, 45: 23-36.

English Names

Aquatic Caecilians (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 17; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 26).


Northern South America.


Wilkinson, 1988, J. Herpetol., 22: 119-121, noted that Nectocaecilia as then understood was not demonstrably monophyletic. Wilkinson, 1991, Z. Zool. Syst. Evolutionsforsch., 29: 304-311, subsequently transferred a number of species to Typhlonectes. Murphy, 1997, Amph. Rept. Trinidad Tobago: 98, provided a brief account and discussion of the likely occurrence of some species of Typhlonectes on Trinidad. Wilkinson and Nussbaum, 2006, In Exbrayat (ed.), Reprod. Biol. Phylog. Gymnophiona: 39-78 [71], diagnosed the taxon.

Contained taxa (2 sp.):

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