Ichthyophis youngorum Taylor, 1960

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

Ichthyophis youngorum Taylor, 1960, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 40: 84. Holotype: EHT-HMS 35946, by original designation; now FMNH 189250 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 35. Type locality: "Doi Suthep (Sutep), Chiang Mai, Thailand [now within the grounds of the Summer Palace], at approximately 1200 m. in elevation".

English Names

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

Northern Snake Frog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 52).

Doi Suthep Snake Frog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 52).

Doi Suthep Caecilian (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 52; Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 76).


Known only from the Doi Suthep and Doi Angkang mountain, Chiang Mai Province, northwestern Thailand, 700-1000 m elevation.


See account by Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 588-591. Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 52, provided a brief characterization. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 76-77, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. See account and redescription of the holotype by Geissler, Poyarkov, Grismer, Nguyen, An, Neang, Kupfer, Ziegler, Böhme, and Müller, 2015, Organisms Divers. Evol., 15: 166–168, who considered the records from Ron Phibun, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, Thailand, to be in error. 

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