A new species of small and highly abbreviated caecilian (Gymnophiona: Indotyphlidae) from the Seychelles island of Praslin, and a recharacterization of Hypogeophis brevis Boulenger, 1911

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http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620770
Title:
A new species of small and highly abbreviated caecilian (Gymnophiona: Indotyphlidae) from the Seychelles island of Praslin, and a recharacterization of Hypogeophis brevis Boulenger, 1911
Authors:
MADDOCK, SIMON T.; WILKINSON, MARK; NUSSBAUM, RONALD A.; GOWER, DAVID J.
Abstract:
A new species of indotyphlid caecilian amphibian, Hypogeophis pti sp. nov., is described based on a series of specimens from the Seychelles island of Praslin. The type series was collected in 2013 and 2014, and a referred specimen previously identified as H. brevis Boulenger, 1911 was collected from an unspecified Seychelles locality in 1957. The new species most closely resembles the Seychelles endemic Hypogeophis brevis in being short (maximum known total length in life ca. 120 mm) and long snouted, but differs by having a less anteriorly positioned tentacular aperture and fewer primary annuli and vertebrae. In having only 67–69 vertebrae, H. pti sp. nov. is the most abbreviated extant species of caecilian reported to date. 
Citation:
A new species of small and highly abbreviated caecilian (Gymnophiona: Indotyphlidae) from the Seychelles island of Praslin, and a recharacterization of Hypogeophis brevis Boulenger, 1911 2017, 4329 (4):301 Zootaxa
Publisher:
Mapress
Journal:
Zootaxa
Issue Date:
6-Oct-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620770
DOI:
10.11646/zootaxa.4329.4.1
Additional Links:
https://biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.4329.4.1
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1175-5334; 1175-5326
Sponsors:
NHM, UCL, Systematics Association, Darwin Initiative
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FSE

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dc.contributor.authorMADDOCK, SIMON T.en
dc.contributor.authorWILKINSON, MARKen
dc.contributor.authorNUSSBAUM, RONALD A.en
dc.contributor.authorGOWER, DAVID J.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-16T08:38:24Z-
dc.date.available2017-10-16T08:38:24Z-
dc.date.issued2017-10-06-
dc.identifier.citationA new species of small and highly abbreviated caecilian (Gymnophiona: Indotyphlidae) from the Seychelles island of Praslin, and a recharacterization of Hypogeophis brevis Boulenger, 1911 2017, 4329 (4):301 Zootaxaen
dc.identifier.issn1175-5334-
dc.identifier.issn1175-5326-
dc.identifier.doi10.11646/zootaxa.4329.4.1-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620770-
dc.description.abstractA new species of indotyphlid caecilian amphibian, Hypogeophis pti sp. nov., is described based on a series of specimens from the Seychelles island of Praslin. The type series was collected in 2013 and 2014, and a referred specimen previously identified as H. brevis Boulenger, 1911 was collected from an unspecified Seychelles locality in 1957. The new species most closely resembles the Seychelles endemic Hypogeophis brevis in being short (maximum known total length in life ca. 120 mm) and long snouted, but differs by having a less anteriorly positioned tentacular aperture and fewer primary annuli and vertebrae. In having only 67–69 vertebrae, H. pti sp. nov. is the most abbreviated extant species of caecilian reported to date. en
dc.description.sponsorshipNHM, UCL, Systematics Association, Darwin Initiativeen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMapressen
dc.relation.urlhttps://biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.4329.4.1en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Zootaxaen
dc.subjectherpetologyen
dc.subjectHypogeophisen
dc.subjectIndian Oceanen
dc.subjecttaxonomyen
dc.subjectVallée de Maien
dc.titleA new species of small and highly abbreviated caecilian (Gymnophiona: Indotyphlidae) from the Seychelles island of Praslin, and a recharacterization of Hypogeophis brevis Boulenger, 1911en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalZootaxaen
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