Caecilia volcani Taylor, 1969

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

Caecilia volcani Taylor, 1969, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 48: 315. Holotype: KU 203035 (not EHT-HMS 4689 [now in FMNH] as mentioned in the original publication); see Summers and Wake, 2001, Copeia, 2001: 561-562, for discussion of confusion regarding the identification of the holotype. Type locality: "El Valle de Antón, Coclé, Panamá (elev. 550 m)".

English Names

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


Known only from within 20 km of the continental divide in the provides of Bocas del Toro, Chiriquí, and Coclé, Panama.


See Savage and Wake, 2001, Copeia, 2001: 56. Reviewed by Summers, 2001, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 721: 1-2.. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 29–30, compared this species to others found in Central America. 

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