Dermophis parviceps (Dunn, 1924)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Dermophiidae > Genus: Dermophis > Species: Dermophis parviceps

Siphonops parviceps Dunn, 1924, Occas. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 5: 93. Holotype: MCZ 9407, by original designation. Type locality: "La Loma, on trail from Chiriquí Grande to Boquete, altitude about 2000 feet, Province of Bocas del Toro, Panamá".

Gymnopis parvicepsDunn, 1942, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 91: 478-479.

Dermophis parvicepsTaylor, 1955, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 37: 502.

English Names

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

Distribution

Lowland and premontane mesic habitats in Atlantic Costa Rica, Antlantic-drainage Panama, and northern Colombia, sea level to near 1200 m elevation.

Comment

See Savage and Wake, 2001, Copeia, 2001: 52-64, substantially revised this species by the recognition of Dermophis occidentalis and Dermophis glanudulosus. Lynch, 2000 "1999", Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 23: 330, commented briefly on distribution in Colombia. See account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 118. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 30–32, compared this species to others in Central America, provided maps, and photographs.  

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