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Herpele multiplicata Nieden

Victoria Caecilian (Herpele multiplicata)

The Victoria Caecilian was described in 1912; it is only known from the type specimen that was collected somewhere in south-western Cameroon and which is now lost.

The species is closely related to the widespread Congo Caecilian (Herpele squalostoma (Stutchbury)) but nevertheless is not identical with that species. [1]



[1] Mark Wilkinson; Hendrik Müller; David J. Gower: On Herpele multiplicata (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Caeciliidae). African Journal of Herpethology 52(2): 119-122. 2003


edited: 02.05.2022