Microcaecilia rabei (Roze and Solano, 1963)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Siphonopidae > Genus: Microcaecilia > Species: Microcaecilia rabei

Gymnopis rabei Roze and Solano, 1963, Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 3: 290. Holotype: MBUCV 5126, by original designation. Type locality: "Al pie del Cerro Lema, Río Chicanán, Bolivar, Venezuela".

Microcaecilia rabeiTaylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 532.

English Names

Tiny Venezuelan Caecilian (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 24).

Distribution

State of Bolívar, eastern Venezuela, and Surinam; presumably in intervening Guyana and adjacent Brazil.

Comment

Surinam specimens reported on by Nussbaum and Hoogmoed, 1979, Zool. Meded., Leiden, 54: 225. Maciel and Hoogmoed, 2011, Bol. Mus. Parense Emilio Goeldi, Cienc. Nat., 6:71, provided a spot map of the range. See account for Surinam population by Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 324-325.

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