Sylvacaecilia grandisonae (Taylor, 1970)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Indotyphlidae > Genus: Sylvacaecilia > Species: Sylvacaecilia grandisonae

Geotrypetes grandisonae Taylor, 1970, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 48: 849. Holotype: BMNH 1969.1589, by original designation. Type locality: "Aleku, 12 km N Dembidollo, [Welega Province,] Ethiopia, elev. 1846 m elev." (34° 37′ E; 8° 39′ N).

Sylvacaecilia grandisonaeWake, 1987, J. Herpetol., 21: 6.

English Names

Aleku Caecilian (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 25).

Ethiopian Caecilian (Largen and Spawls, 2010, Amph. Rept. Ethiopia Eritrea: 61).


Endemic in the tropical deciduous forests of southwestern Ethiopia (Provinces of Willega, Kaffa, and Illubabor), Ethiopia, 1500-2150 m elevation; like to occur in adjacent South Sudan.


See comments on habitat and distribution by Largen, 2001, Tropical Zool., 14: 312. See account, map, and photograph by Largen and Spawls, 2010, Amph. Rept. Ethiopia Eritrea: 60-61.

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