Herpele multiplicata Nieden, 1912

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Herpelidae > Genus: Herpele > Species: Herpele multiplicata

Herpele multiplicata Nieden, 1912, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1912: 210. Type(s): Formerly in ZMB; now lost according to Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 686; Bauer, Good, and Günther, 1993, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 69: 298. Type locality: "Mundame am Mungo in Kamerun"; given as "Victoria [now Limbé], Cameroon, West Africa", by Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 686; this considered in error by Wilkinson, Müller, and Gower, 2003, Afr. J. Herpetol., 52: 120.

English Names

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

Distribution

Known only from the type locality (Cameroon), and the lost holotype.

Comment

See discussion of this problematic taxon by Wilkinson, Müller, and Gower, 2003, Afr. J. Herpetol., 52: 119-122.

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