Ichthyophis weberi Taylor, 1920

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

Ichthyophis weberi Taylor, 1920, Philipp. J. Sci., 16: 227. Holotype: Philippine Bureau of Science by original designation (destroyed in World War II); CAS-SU 21758 designated neotype by Taylor, 1965, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 46: 286. Type locality: "Malatgan River, Palawan", Philippines; neotype is from "Iwahig, Palawan", Philippines (near the original type locality).

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

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

English Names

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


Palawan I., Philippines.


Removed from the synonymy of Ichthyophis monochrous by Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 47, 165, where it had been placed tentatively by Van Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 3, and by Inger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 183-531.

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