Boulengerula niedeni Müller, Measey, Loader, and Malonza, 2005

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Herpelidae > Genus: Boulengerula > Species: Boulengerula niedeni

Boulengerula niedeni Müller, Measey, Loader, and Malonza, 2005, Zootaxa, 1004: 39. Holotype: NMK A/4294, by original designation. Type locality: "approximately 100 m behind the matatu (bus) terminus at Mwalangi shopping centre, Sagalla Hills, Taita-Taveta District, Kenya . . . . dug up from underneath a banana plant on a local shambe (small agricultural holding) at approximately 1080 m above sea leve (S03° 30.76′, E38° 34.59′)".

English Names

Sagalla Caecilian (Measey, Malonza, and Muchai, 2009, Amph. Taita Hills: 64).

Distribution

Known only from Sagalla Hills, an isolated mountain block of the Taita Hills in southern Kenya, 1000 to 1550 m elevation.

Comment

See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 607. Malonza, Lötters, and Measey, 2010, J. E. Afr. Nat. Hist., 99: 50-51, commented on morphology, range, habitat, and life history. Measey, Malonza, and Muchai, 2009, Amph. Taita Hills: 64-66, provided a brief account and photograph. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 302–303, provided a brief account and photograph. 

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