Praslinia cooperi Boulenger, 1909

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Indotyphlidae > Genus: Praslinia > Species: Praslinia cooperi

Praslinia cooperi Boulenger, 1909, Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Ser. 2, 12: 293. Syntypes: BMNH 1946.9.5.17-18 (formerly 1907.10.15.153-154); BMNH 1907.10.15.153 designated lectotype by Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 768. Type locality: "Praslin" Island, Seychelles.

Hypogeophis cooperiParker, 1941, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 11, 7: 17.

English Names

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


Mahé, Silhouette, and (types only, see comment) Praslin Islands, Seychelles, above 280 m elevation, Indian Ocean.


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, who suggested that the Praslin record may be in error.

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