Caecilia mertensi Taylor, 1973

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Caeciliidae > Genus: Caecilia > Species: Caecilia mertensi

Caecilia mertensi Taylor, 1973, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 50: 210. Holotype: CAS 63983, by original designation. Type locality: "'Seychelle Isle.' It is most probably a specimen from South America. . . . Despite the attached data".

English Names

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


Known only from the imprecise type localities of the holotype.


Faria and Mott, 2011, Herpetol. Notes, 4: 53-56, discussed the range in Mato Grosso, Brazil. See comment under Caecilia marcusi.

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