Hypogeophis brevis Boulenger, 1911

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Indotyphlidae > Genus: Hypogeophis > Species: Hypogeophis brevis

Hypogeophis brevis Boulenger, 1911, Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Ser. 2, 14: 375. Syntypes: BMNH 1946.9.5.24-25 (formerly 1910.3.18.84-85); BMNH 1946.9.5.24 (originally BMNH 1910.3.18.84) designated lectotype by Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 755. Type locality: "Mahé, the smaller.. . from Cascade, the larger from the west side of Mt. Seychellois, altitude 1200 ft.", Seychelles Islands. Restricted to "the west side of Mt. Seychellois, altitude 1200 ft.", Seychelles Islands, by lectotype designation.

Grandisonia brevisTaylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 755.

English Names

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

Distribution

Higher elevations of the islands of Mahé (above 350 m elevation), Seychelles Islands, Indian Ocean.

Comment

See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 608. See account by Maddock, Wilkinson, Nussbaum, and Gower, 2017, Zootaxa, 4329: 303–313. 

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