Ichthyophis paucisulcus Taylor, 1960

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

Ichthyophis paucisulcus Taylor, 1960, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 40: 103. Holotype: USNM 103565, by original designation. Type locality: "Siantar [also known as Pematangsiantar], Sumatra", Indonesia.

English Names

Yellow-banded Caecilian (Lim and Lim, 1992, Guide Amph. Rept. Singapore: 19).

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


Northern highlands of Sumatra; Singapore.


Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 353-354, and Lim and Yang, 1992 "1991", Raffles Bull. Zool., 39: 218, suggested that this species may not be distinct from Ichthyophis glutinosus. Reported from Singapore by Ng, Chou, and Yang, 1988, Pangolin, 1: 36-37. See brief account by Lim and Lim, 1992, Guide Amph. Rept. Singapore: 19. D. Gower IN Grismer and Pan, 2008, Herpetol. Rev., 39: 270-281, suggested that the taxonmic distinctiveness of Ichthyophis monochrous, Ichthyophis glutinosus,Ichthyophis singaporensis, and Ichthyophis paucisulcus needs confirmation via genetic analyses. Teynié, David, and Ohler, 2010, Zootaxa, 2416: 13, commented on the range in Sumatra.

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