Grandisonia alternans (Stejneger, 1893)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Indotyphlidae > Genus: Grandisonia > Species: Grandisonia alternans

Hypogeophis alternans Stejneger, 1893, Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus., 16: 739. Holotype: USNM 20418 according to Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 3. Type locality: "Mahé, Seychelles".

Grandisonia alternansTaylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 750.

English Names

Stejneger's Caecilian (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 24).


Broadly distributed on the seven granitic islands in the Seychelles Islands, Indian Ocean.

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