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Dermophis oaxacae (Mertens, 1930)

Oaxacan caecilian



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Gymnopis multiplicata oaxacae Mertens, 1930 (original combination)


Conservation Status

Last record: >35 years ago

Rediscovered in 2008 or before


IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient















Gower, D.J. and Wilkinson, M. 2005. Conservation biology of caecilian amphibians. Conservation Biology 19(1): 45-55.

Santos-Barrera, G., Flores-Villela, O., Canseco-Márquez, L., Wilkinson, M., Wake, M. & Ponce-Campos, P. 2008. Dermophis oaxacae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59546A11961595. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.

Savage, J.M. and Wake, M.H. 1972. Geographic variation and systematics of the Middle American caecilians, genera Dermophis and Gymnopis. Copeia: 680-695.

Savage, J.M. and Wake, M.H. 2001. Reevaluation of the status of taxa of Central American caecilians (Amphibia: Gymnophiona), with comments on their origin and evolution. Copeia: 52-64.

Taylor, E.H. 1968. The Caecilians of the World. A Taxonomic Review. University of Kansas Press, Lawrence, Kansas.

Wake, M.H. 1998. Dermophis oaxacae (Mertens). Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles: 1-2.


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