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: Least Concern





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Mertens, R. (1930 "1929"). Beiträge zur Herpetologie Mexikos. IV. Bemerkungen über die von Herrn. Dr. L. Lafrentz in Mexiko gesammelten Amphibien und Reptilien. Abhandlungen und Berichte aus dem Museum für Natur- und Heimatkunde zu Magdeburg 6: 153-155.

Other references:

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

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. (2020). Dermophis oaxacae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T59546A53988584. Accessed on 09 November 2022.

Palacios-Aguilar, Ricardo et al. (2022). New Distributional Records of the Herpetofauna of Southern and Western Mexico. Herpetological Review 53(3): 449-450.

Reyes-Velasco, J., Burkhardt, T., and J. M. Jones. (2008). Geographic distribution: Dermophis oaxacae. Herpetological Review 39: 480.

Reyes-Velasco, J., I.A. Hermosillo-López, C.I. Grünwald and O.A. Avila-López. 2009. New state records for amphibians and reptiles from Colima, Mexico. Herpetological Review 40: 117-120.

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


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