Boulengerula fischeri Nussbaum & Hinkel, 1994:756

Fischer's African caecilian



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 0630 h. 29 April 1987

Rediscovered in 2006

IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable



Forêst de Cyamudongo near Forêst de Nyungwe, 1700-2000 m, Cyangugu Prefecture, Rwanda


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Nussbaum, R. A. and Hinkel, H. (1994). Revision of East African caecilians of the genera Afrocaecilia Taylor and Boulengerula Tornier (Amphibia, Gmnophiona, Caecilidae). Copeia: 750-760.


Other references:

Fischer, E. and Hinkel, H. (1992). Natur Ruandas. La nature du Rwanda. Ministerium des Innern und für Sport, Rheinland-Pfalz, Mainz. 452 pp.

Gower, D.J., Papadopoulou, A., Doherty-Bone, T.M., Pupin, F., San Mauro, D., Loader, S.P., and Wilkinson, M. (2011). The systematics of Boulengerula fischeri (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Caeciliidae) based on morphological and molecular data. Zootaxa 2767: 14-24.

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

Lötters, Stefan. (2003). Boulengerula fischeri Nussbaum and Hinkel, 1994 is an Objective Junior Synonym and a Homonym of Boulengerula fischeri Nussbaum and Hinkel in Fischer and Hinkel, 1992 (Amphibia, Gymnophiona). Herpetological Review 34(3): 211.

Measey, G. John, Hinkel, Harald H., Dumbo, Bonny and Fischer, Eberhard. (2011). Rediscovery of Boulengerula fischeri, with notes on its morphology and habitat. African Journal of Herpetology 60(1): 47-59.

Mark Wilkinson and Simon Loader. (2004). Boulengerula fischeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 25 January 2015.


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