Boulengerula uluguruensis Barbour and Loveridge, 1928

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

Boulengerula uluguruensis Barbour and Loveridge, 1928, Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool., 50: 183. Holotype: MCZ 12367, by original designation. Type locality: "Vituri, Uluguru Mountains, [Morogoro Division,] Tanganyika Territory [= Tanzania]". See comments on types  by Conradie, Branch, and Watson, 2015, Zootaxa, 3936: 50. 

Afrocaecilia uluguruensisTaylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 331.

Boulengerula uluguruensisNussbaum and Hinkel, 1994, Copeia, 1994: 754.

English Names

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

Uluguru Pink Caecilian (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 12; Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 347).


Nguu, Nguru, and Uluguru Mountains, eastern Tanzania.


See account by Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 347-348. Measey, Mejissa, and Müller, 2006, Afr. J. Ecol., 44: 44: 6-13, discussed density and microhabitat distribution. Loader, Wilkinson, Cotton, Measey, Menegon, Howell, Müller, and Gower, 2011, Herpetol. J., 21: 5-16, suggested that populations from Nguru Mountains and Malundwe represent unnamed species. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 306–307, provided a brief account and photograph. 

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