Uraeotyphlus narayani Seshachar, 1939

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

Uraeotyphlus narayani Seshachar, 1939, Proc. Indian Acad. Sci., Ser. B, 9: 224-228. Holotype: Not located; one member of the type series, possibly the holotype, located in the CCB according to Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 703, and who noted a "cotype" (= paratype) as BMNH 1946.9.5.55. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 29, noted a "syntype" (= paratype?) as BMNH 1940.1.5.1. Type locality: "Kannan, 16 miles from Kottayam, Travancore [state of Kerala, India]. Elevation above sea-level 300-600 feet."

English Names

Kannan Caecilian (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 26).

Narayan's Caecilian (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 67; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 132).


Taliparamba and Travancore, Kerala, north to western Karnataka, India.


Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 29, Bhatta, 1998, J. Biosciences, Bangalore, 23: 73–85, and Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 197, provided brief accounts. A brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 188.

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