Boulengerula

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Boulengerula
Boulengerula taitanus 1.jpg
Boulengerula taitanus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Gymnophiona
Family: Caeciliidae
Genus: Boulengerula
Tornier, 1896
Species

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The Boulenger's caecilian, Boulengerula, is a genus of amphibian in the Caeciliidae family. They are found in East Africa.[1][2]

Boulengerula taitana feeds on earthworms, termites, dipteran larvae and other soil macrofauna. Presumably other Boulengerula have similar diets.[3]

Species[edit]

Binomial Name and Author Common Name
Boulengerula boulengeri Tornier, 1896 Boulenger's caecilian, Usambara bluish-gray caecilian
Boulengerula changamwensis Loveridge, 1932 Changamwensis African caecilian, Changamwe lowland caecilian, Changamwe caecilian
Boulengerula denhardti Nieden, 1912
Boulengerula fischeri Nussbaum & Hinkel, 1994
Boulengerula niedeni Müller, Measey, Loader, & Malonza, 2005
Boulengerula taitana Loveridge, 1935 Taita African caecilian, Taita Mountains caecilian
Boulengerula uluguruensis Barbour & Loveridge, 1928 Uluguru African caecilian, Uluguru pink caecilian

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amphibian Species of the World 5.3 - Caeciliidae". Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  2. ^ Zug, G.R., Vitt, L.V., & Caldwell, J.P. Herpetology: An Introductory Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles, Second Edition. San Diego: Academic Press, 2001. 370.
  3. ^ Gaborieau, O.; Measey, G.J. (2004). "Termitivore or detritivore? A quantitative investigation into the diet of the East African caecilian Boulengerula taitanus (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Caeciliidae)". Animal Biology 54: 45–56. doi:10.1163/157075604323010042.