Typhlonectes compressicauda (Duméril and Bibron, 1841)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Typhlonectidae > Genus: Typhlonectes > Species: Typhlonectes compressicauda

Coecilia compressicauda Duméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 8: 278. Holotype: Described but not noted by number; MNHNP 4269 catalogued as holotype, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 5, and regarded as lectotype by Lescure, 1988, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Sect. A, Zool., 10: 69. Type locality: "Cayenne", French Guiana.

Typhlonectes compressicaudusPeters, 1880 "1879", Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1879: 941.

Thyphlonectes compressicauda compressicaudaFuhrmann, 1914, Mem. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 5: 113, 120.

Typhlonectes compressicaudaGinés, 1959, Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 19: 96.

Typhlonectes anguillaformis Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 235. Holotype: AMNH 56252, by original designation. Type locality: Unknown. Distribution: Unknown. Synonymy by Wilkinson, 1991, Z. Zool. Syst. Evolutionsforsch., 29: 304-311.

Typhlonectes obesus Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 253. Holotype: AMNH 71434, by original designation. Type locality: "Maués (at the junction of the Camiña and the Maués Guaçu rivers, Amazonas, Brasil)"; data with specimen are "Brasil: Amazonas; Maués" according to P.E. Vanzolini IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 641. Synonymy by Wilkinson, 1991, Z. Zool. Syst. Evolutionsforsch., 29: 304-311.

Nectocaecilia ladigesi Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 273. Holotype: ZSM 1925/245, by original designation. See comment by Glaw and Franzen, 2006, Spixiana, München, 29: 156. Type locality: "Bocco do Moju" (= Rio Moju, near mouth), Pará, Brazil. Synonymy by Wilkinson, 1991, Z. Zool. Syst. Evolutionsforsch., 29: 304-311.

Typhlonectes cunhai Cascon, Lima-Verde, and Marques, 1991, Bol. Mus. Parense Emilio Goeldi, N.S., Zool., 7: 96. Holotype: MPEG 4584, by original designation. Type locality: "Manaus (3° 08′ Lat. S. e 60° 00′ Long. W. Gr.) Amazonas, Brasil". Wilkinson, 1996, Herpetol. J., 6: 30-31, doubted the distinctiveness of this taxon from Typhlonectes compressicauda. Synonymy by Wilkinson and Nussbaum, 2006, In Exbrayat (ed.), Reprod. Biol. Phylog. Gymnophiona: 71.

English Names

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

Cunha's Caecilian (Typhlonectes cunhai [no longer recongized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 26).

Distribution

Amazonian Brazil, Colombia, and Peru; French Guiana and Guyana; expect to occur in Surinam but as of yet there are no records.

Comment

The species name is a noun in apposition and does not change to compressicaudus in combination with a masculine generic name (DRF). De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 58, and Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 69, consider this species possibly to occur in Bolivia. Lescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 300-301, provided a photo and brief account for French Guiana. Lynch, 2000 "1999", Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 23: 334, commented on the presence of this species in Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia, and subsequently (Lynch, 2006, Caldasia, 28: 137) provided a record from Meta, Colombia.

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