Chthonerpeton braestrupi Taylor, 1968

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Typhlonectidae > Genus: Chthonerpeton > Species: Chthonerpeton braestrupi

Chthonerpeton braestrupi Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 283. Holotype: ZMUC12 RO-234, by original designation (formerly a syntype of Chthonerpeton indistinctum). Now lost, according to museum records (personal commun., H. Kristensen, 24 Nov. 2010). Type locality: "Brasil (no other locality data)".

English Names

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


Known only from the imprecise type locality (Brasil).


In the Chthonerpeton indistinctum group of Nussbaum, 1986, Rev. Suisse Zool., 93: 371-373.

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