Scolecomorphus vittatus (Boulenger, 1895)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Scolecomorphidae > Genus: Scolecomorphus > Species: Scolecomorphus vittatus

Bdellophis vittatus Boulenger, 1895, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1895: 412. Holotype: BMNH 1946.9.5.59 (formerly 1895.5.29.6), according to Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 658. Type locality: "Usambara, [Tanga Division,] German East Africa" (= Tanzania).

Scolecomorphus vittatusBarbour and Loveridge, 1928, Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool., 50: 178.

English Names

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

Ribbon Caecilian (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 352).


East and West Usambara, Nguu, Nguru, Ukaguru, Uluguru, and North and South Pare mountains of Tanzania.


Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 352-353, provided an account. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 314–315, provided a brief account and photograph. 

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