Ichthyophis asplenius Taylor, 1965

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Ichthyophiidae > Genus: Ichthyophis > Species: Ichthyophis asplenius

Ichthyophis asplenius Taylor, 1965, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 46: 278. Holotype: RMNH 6912B, by original designation; now renumbered RMNH 11483, according to Gassó Miracle, van den Hoek Ostende, and Arntzen, 2007, Zootaxa, 1482: 47. Type locality: "Boven Mahakkam, Borneo", Indonesia; corrected to "Lng Bloee, Boven Mahakkam, Borneo" Indonesia by Gassó Miracle, van den Hoek Ostende, and Arntzen, 2007, Zootaxa, 1482: 47.

Caudacaecilia aspleniaTaylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 47, 165.

Ichthyophis aspleniusNishikawa, Matsui, Yong, Ahmad, Yambun Imbun, Belabut, Sudin, Hamidy, Orlov, Ota, Yoshikawa, Tominaga, and Shimada, 2012, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 63: 718.

English Names

Boven Mahakkam Caecilian (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 25).

Malayan Caecilian (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 72).

Broad-striped Caeciliang (Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 165).

Distribution

Mahakkam River system in Sarawak, Borneo; extreme southern Thailand and presumably adjacent Malaya (Malaysia).

Comment

Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 72, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 165, provided a brief description for Sarawak. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583 (see comment in Amphibia record) suggested on molecular grounds that Caudacaecilia asplenia is imbedded within a paraphyletic Ichthyophis.

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