Ichthyophis kodaguensis Wilkinson, Gower, Govindappa, and Venkatachalaiah, 2007

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

Ichthyophis kodaguensis Wilkinson, Gower, Govindappa, and Venkatachalaiah, 2007, Herpetologica, 63: 511. Holotype: BNHS 4179, by original designation. Type locality: "Venkidds Valley Estate, about 20 km south of Madikeri (5 Mercara), Kodagu (5 Coorg) District, southern Karnataka, India, 1143 m above sea level".

English Names

Kodagu Striped Ichthyophis (original publication; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 130).

Distribution

Known only from the type locality (Venkidds Valley Estate, ca. 20 km south of Madikeri, Kodagu District, and from Basarekattae, Koppa Taluk, Chickmagalur District, both in southern Karnataka State, India, 1143 m elevation). See comment. 

Comment

The second locality was provided by Bhatta, Dinesh, Prashanth, and Srinivasa, 2011, J. Threatened Taxa, 3: 2104–2107. Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 130, implied that the species occurs in adjacent Kerala but provided no specific locality. Govindappa, 2013, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 32: 197-202, reported on the karyotype. A brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 181.

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