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Dermophis glandulosus

Dermophis glandulosus is a species of amphibian in the Dermophiidae family. It is found in northwestern Colombia, Costa Rica, and Panama.[2] It is the southernmost species among Dermophis.[3] Its natural habitats are humid montane and lowland forests. It is mainly subterranean, but it is sometimes also found under logs and in leaf-litter.[1]

Dermophis glandulosus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Clade: Gymnophiona
Family: Dermophiidae
Genus: Dermophis
D. glandulosus
Binomial name
Dermophis glandulosus
Taylor, 1955

Dermophis balboai Taylor, 1968

Dermophis glandulosus is a moderately large caecilian, measuring up to 405 mm (15.9 in) in total length. The type specimen was a juvenile measuring 159 mm. Also subsequent specimens were relatively small, leading to a conclusion that it was synonymous with Dermophis parviceps. However, new specimens have shown Dermophis glandulosus to be a separate, much larger species than Dermophis parviceps. It also lacks the contrasting head colouration of the latter and has more secondary annuli.[3]


  1. ^ a b Solís, F.; Ibáñez, R.; Chaves, G.; Savage, J.; Jaramillo, C.; Fuenmayor, Q. & Wilkinson, M. (2008). "Dermophis glandulosus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Dermophis glandulosus Taylor, 1955". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  3. ^ a b Savage, J. M.; Wake, M. H. (2001). "Reevaluation of the status of taxa of Central American caecilians (Amphibia: Gymnophiona), with comments on their origin and evolution". Copeia. 2001: 52–64. doi:10.1643/0045-8511(2001)001[0052:ROTSOT]2.0.CO;2.