Gegeneophis danieli Giri, Wilkinson, and Gower, 2003

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Indotyphlidae > Genus: Gegeneophis > Species: Gegeneophis danieli

Gegeneophis danieli Giri, Wilkinson, and Gower, 2003, Zootaxa, 351: 2. Holotype: BNHM 4157, by original designation. Type locality: "approximately 3 km East of Amboli, Sindhudurg District, Maharashtra, India, ... under a rock in an open patch of grassland with semievergreen forest. The locality is situated in the Western Ghats at approximately 850 m above sea level".

Gegeneophis nadkarnii Bhatta and Prashanth, 2004, Curr. Sci., Bangalore, 87: 388. Holotype: ZSIC CLT. no. V/A-573, by original designation. Type locality: "Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Goa", India. Synonymy by Gower, Giri, Torsekar, Gaikwad, and Wilkinson, 2013, Zootaxa, 3609: 204-212.

Gegeneophis nadakarniiSubramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 172. Incorrect subsequent spelling. 

English Names

Daniel's Caecilian (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 124).

Nadkarnii Caecilian (Gegeneophis nandkarnii [no longer recognized]: Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 126).

Distribution

Western Ghats of Goa, southern Maharashtra and and the borderlands of Karnataka, southwestern India.

Comment

Bhatta, Dinesh, Prashanth, Kulkarni, and Radhakrishnan, 2010, J. Threatened Taxa, 2: 1105-1108, provided a dot-map of the species. Bhatta, Dinesh, Prashanth, and Kulkarni, 2007, Biosystematica, 1: 71-74, provided additional records (as Gegeneophis nadkarnii) and data beyond the original publication. Bhatta, Dinesh, Prashanth, Kulkarni, and Radhakrishnan, 2010, J. Threatened Taxa, 2: 1105-1108, provided a dot-map of Gegeneophis nadkarnii. Govindappa, Bhatta, and Venkatachalaiah, 2012, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 31: 14-20, reported on karyology (as Gegeneophis nadkarnii). A brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 167. A brief characterization (as Gegeneophis nadakarnii [sic]), photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 145.

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