Crotaphatrema bornmuelleri (Werner, 1899)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Scolecomorphidae > Genus: Crotaphatrema > Species: Crotaphatrema bornmuelleri

Herpele bornmuelleri Werner, 1899, Verh. Zool. Bot. Ges. Wien, 49: 144. Holotype: NHMW 14859 according to Häupl and Tiedemann, 1978, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 2: 9. Type locality: "Victoria [now Limbé]", Cameroon. This locality doubted by Lawson, 2000, Herpetologica, 56: 79–80, who suggested that the likely collection site of the holotype was likely at higher elevation at or near "Buea, a town located on the southeastern face of the mountain [Mount Cameroon]". 

Crotaphatrema bornmuelleriNussbaum, 1985, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 713: 5.

English Names

Bornmuller's Caecilian (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 26).


Known only from the type locality (Limbé, coastal Cameroon).

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