Gegeneophis madhavai Bhatta and Srinivasa, 2004

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

Gegeneophis madhavai Bhatta and Srinivasa, 2004, Zootaxa, 644: 2. Holotype: BNHM 4235, by original designation. Type locality: "Doddinaguli locality (Mudur Village, Kundapura Taluk, Udupi District, Karnataka State)", India.

Gegeneophis madhavaorumDas, 2006, Herpetol. Rev., 37: 154. Unjustified emendation according to Dubois, 2007, Zootaxa, 1550: 67.

English Names

Mudur Caecilian (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 125).

Distribution

Known only from the type locality (Doddinaguli locality, Mudur Village, Kundapura Taluk, Udupi District, Karnataka State) in the Western Ghats of southwestern India.

Comment

Bhatta, Dinesh, Prashanth, Kulkarni, and Radhakrishnan, 2010, J. Threatened Taxa, 2: 1105-1108, provided a dot-map of the species. Govindappa, Bhatta, and Venkatachalaiah, 2012, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 31: 14-20, reported on karyology. A brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 170.

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