Uraeotyphlus menoni Annandale, 1913:301

Menon’s caecilian, Kerala caecilian



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1913 or before

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Cochin, India


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Annandale, N. (1913). Some new and interesting Batrachia and lizards from India, Ceylon and Borneo. Records of the Indian Museum 9: 301-307.

Other references:

Chanda, S. K. (2002). Handbook - Indian Amphibians. Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata.

Dutta, S. K. (1997). Amphibians of India and Sri Lanka. Odyssey Publishing House, Bhubaneswar.

Sushil Dutta, Gopalakrishna Bhatta, David Gower, Mark Wilkinson, Oommen V. Oommen. (2004). Uraeotyphlus menoni. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 17 February 2013.

Elayidom, N. B., Royan-Subramaniam, S. and Subramaniam, M. K. (1963). The chromosome number of Uraeothyphlus menoni Annandale. Cum. Sci. 32: 274-276.

Ganesh, S. R. and Asokan, J. R. (2010). Catalogue of Indian herpetological specimens in the collection of the Government Museum Chennai, India. Hamadryad 35(1): 46-63.

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

Gower, D.J. and Wilkinson, M. 2007. Species groups in the Indian caecilian genus Uraeotyphlus Peters (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Uraeotyphlidae), with the description of a new species. Herpetologica 63: 401-410.

Nussbaum, R. A. (1979). The taxonomic status of the caecilian genus Uraeotyphlus Peters. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology of the University of Michigan: 1-20.

Pillai, R. S. and Ravichandran, M. S. (1999). Gymnophiona (Amphibia) of India - A taxonomic study. Records of the Zoological Survey of India (Occ. Paper) 172: 1-117.

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

Venu, G. and Venkatachalaiah, G. (2013). Chromosomal homology of Uraeotyphlus oxyurus group of species (Amphibia, Gymnophiona, Ichthyophiidae). Comparative Cytogenetics 7(1): 11-23.

Wilkinson, M. and Nussbaum, R.A. 1992. On the phylogenetic position of the Uraeotyphlidae (Amphibia: Gymnophiona). Copeia: 550-562.


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