Uraeotyphlus gansi Gower, Rajendran, Nussbaum, and Wilkinson, 2008

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Ichthyophiidae > Genus: Uraeotyphlus > Species: Uraeotyphlus gansi

Uraeotyphlus gansi Gower, Rajendran, Nussbaum, and Wilkinson, 2008, Herpetologica, 64: 235. Holotype: BNHS 4615, by original designation. Type locality: "the end of Nalumukku tea estate towards Upper Kodayar (8° 33′ N, 77° 21′ E; 1265 m), in the environs of Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, part of the Agasthiyamalai Biosphere Reserve, Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu State, India".

English Names

Gansi Caecilian (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 131).

Distribution

Known with any precision only from the vicinity of the type locality in the vicinity of the Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, part of the Agasthiyamalai Biosphere Reserve, Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu State, India.

Comment

In the Uraeotyphlus malabaricus group according to the original publication. A brief characterization and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 184.

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