Oscaecilia bassleri (Dunn, 1942)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Caeciliidae > Genus: Oscaecilia > Species: Oscaecilia bassleri

Caecilia bassleri Dunn, 1942, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 91: 518. Holotype: MCZ 19401, by original designation. Type locality: "Pastaza R. (Canelos to Marañón)", Ecuador.

Oscaecilia bassleriTaylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 598.

English Names

Pastaza River Caecilian (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 24).

Distribution

Lower Amazonian slopes and western Amazon Basin of Ecuador, and Peru, possibly into adjacent Colombia and Bolivia.

Comment

De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 58, consider this species possibly to occur in Bolivia. Lynch, 2000 "1999", Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 23: 330, suggested that the species might be found in Colombia. Taylor and Peters, 1974, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 50: 338, commented on the Ecuadorian specimens.

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