Ichthyophis pseudangularis Taylor, 1965

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

Ichthyophis pseudangularis Taylor, 1965, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 46: 276. Holotype: NHMB 4412, by original designation. Type locality: "Ceylon" (= Sri Lanka).

English Names

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

Lesser Yellow-banded Caecilian (de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 130).

Distribution

Forested regions of southwestern Sri Lanka below 1525 m elevation.

Comment

See accounts by Nussbaum and Gans, 1983 "1980", Spolia Zeylan., 35: 137-154; Dutta and Manamendra-Arachchi, 1996, Amph. Fauna Sri Lanka: 24; and Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 25. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 608. de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 130, provided a brief account and color photograph. de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 130, provided a brief account and color photograph. Bopage, Wewelwala, Krvavac, Jovanovic, Safarek, and Pushpamal, 2011, Salamandra, 47: 173-177, reported the species in lowland forest in the Kanneliya Forest of southwestern Sri Lanka.

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