A new species of Caecilian from the Seychelles

Main report: New species of legless amphibian discovered in Seychelles
(University of Wolverhampton)
Other Reporting: Mongabay, SciencyThoughts Blog
Scientific Paper: Zootaxa    (Plazi Treatment)
New Taxa: Hypogeophis pti
Common Name: Petite Praslin caecilian
Species named for: 'pti' means small in Seychellois Creole, deriving from the French 'petit'
Categories: Amphibians | New Species
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The petite new caecilian has a small geographic range, making it threatened with extinction.

Live specimen of Hypogeophis pti from Fond Peper in Praslin National Park, Seychelles. Maddock et al. (2017)

 

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