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Microcaecilia Taylor, 1968

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Siphonopidae > Genus: Microcaecilia
15 species

Microcaecilia Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 532. Type species: Dermophis albiceps Boulenger, 1882, by original designation.

Parvicaecilia Taylor, 1968, Caecilians of the World: 546. Type species: Gymnophis nicefori Barbour, 1925, by original designation. Synonymy by Wilkinson, O'Connor, and Nussbaum, 2013, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 744: 7.

Caecilita Wake and Donnelly, 2010, Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. B, Biol. Sci., 277: 915. Type species: Caecilita iwokramae Wake and Donnelly, 2010, by original designation. Synonymy by Wilkinson, Kok, Ahmed, and Gower, 2014, Zootaxa, 3779: 383. 

English Names

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

Colombian Caecilians (Parvicaecilia [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 24).

Distribution

Northwestern Colombia; Ecuador through southern Venezuela to the Guianas; São Paulo, Brazil.

Comment

Taylor, 1969, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 48: 313, provided a key to the species in this genus. Wilkinson and Nussbaum, 2006, In Exbrayat (ed.), Reprod. Biol. Phylog. Gymnophiona: 39-78 [66-67], rediagnosed the taxon and suggested that its monophyly is undocumented. Kok and Kalamandeen, 2008, Intr. Taxon. Amph. Kaieteur Natl. Park: 244-245, provided an account of a Microcaecilia sp. from Guyana. : Wilkinson, O'Connor, and Nussbaum, 2013, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 744: 1-12, revised the redelimited the genus and reviewed its morphology and provided an identification key to the species.  Wilkinson, Kok, Ahmed, and Gower, 2014, Zootaxa, 3779: 383-388, discussed the lung morphology of the genus. 

Contained taxa (15 sp.):

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