Indotyphlus battersbyi Taylor, 1960

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Indotyphlidae > Genus: Indotyphlus > Species: Indotyphlus battersbyi

Indotyphlus battersbyi Taylor, 1960, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 40: 31. Holotype: AMNH 49974, by original designation. Type locality: "Khandala, Poona District, [Maharashtra,] India".

English Names

Battersby's Caecilian (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 24; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 127).


Okha, Gujurat south to Pune, Maharashtra, and Tangasseri, Kerala, India.


See Taylor, 1970, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 49: 337-344, Daniel, 1963, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 60: 427, Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 33, Pillai and Ravichandran, 1999, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 172: 78-80, and Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 186, for brief accounts. A brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 176.

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