Gegeneophis ramaswamii Taylor, 1964

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

Gegeneophis ramaswamii Taylor, 1964, Senckenb. Biol., 45: 227. Holotype: MCZ 29453, by original designation. Type locality: "Tenmalai forest (elevation 550 ft.), Kerala (state), southern India".

English Names

Tenmalai Caecilian (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 23).

Ramaswami's Caecilian (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 68; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 127).

Distribution

In the southern part of the Western Ghats from 0-600 m elevation from 08° 58′ N and 77° 24′ E, Tamil Nasu and southern Kerala, South India.

Comment

Oommen, Measey, Gower, and Wilkinson, 2000, Curr. Sci., Bangalore, 79: 1386-1389, discussed the range of the species. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 32, Bhatta, 1998, J. Biosciences, Bangalore, 23: 73–85, and Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 185, provided brief accounts. Bhatta, Dinesh, Prashanth, Kulkarni, and Radhakrishnan, 2010, J. Threatened Taxa, 2: 1105-1108, provided a dot-map of the species. A brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 174.

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