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  Herpelidae

9 species in 2 genera

Herpelids are distinguished by the following combination of characters: perforate stapes, multiple small antotic foramina, and no separate septomaxillae or separate prefrontals. These caecilians are found in Africa (Wilkinson et al. 2011).

Wilkinson, M., San Mauro, D., Sherratt, E., and Gower, D. J. 2011. A nine-family classification of caecilians (Amphibia: Gymnophiona). Zootaxa 2874: 41-64.


Boulengerula taitana
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Genus Boulengerula (7 species)
Boulengerula boulengeri no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Boulengerula changamwensis no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Boulengerula denhardti no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Boulengerula fischeri no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Boulengerula niedeni no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Boulengerula taitana AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Boulengerula uluguruensis no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video

Genus Herpele (2 species)
Herpele multiplicata no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Herpele squalostoma no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video


Citation: AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. Available: http://amphibiaweb.org/. (Accessed: 2016).

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