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Schistometopum Parker, 1941

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Dermophiidae > Genus: Schistometopum
2 species

Schistometopum Parker, 1941, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 11, 7: 17. Type species: Dermophis gregorii Boulenger, 1895 "1894", by original designation.

English Names

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

Distribution

Kenya and Tanzania; islands in the Gulf of Guinea (São Tomé and Principe).

Comment

See Nussbaum and Pfrender, 1998, Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 187: 1-32, for accounts and revision. Wilkinson and Nussbaum, 2006, In Exbrayat (ed.), Reprod. Biol. Phylog. Gymnophiona: 39-78 [49, 68-69], diagnosed the taxon and suggested a relationship with Dermophis and Gymnopis, a suggestion consistent with the molecular results of Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 113. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583 (see comment in Amphibia record) on the basis of molecular evidence confirmed the sister-taxon relationship of Schistometopum witth Dermophis + Gymnopis.

Contained taxa (2 sp.):

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