El Tambo caecilian

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El Tambo caecilian
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Family: Rhinatrematidae
Genus: Epicrionops
Species: E. columbianus
Binomial name
Epicrionops columbianus
(Rendahl & Vestergren, 1939)

Rhinatrema columbianum Rendahl and Vestergren, 1939

The El Tambo caecilian, Epicrionops columbianus, is a species of caecilian in the Rhinatrematidae family endemic to Colombia. It is known from the western slopes of the Cordillera Occidental in Cauca and Chocó Departments.[2][3]

The species' natural habitats are montane forests where it occurs underground or among fallen leaves. Specific threats to it are unknown.[1]


  1. ^ a b Castro, F.; Herrera, M.I.; Lynch, J. & Wilkinson, M. (2004). "Epicrionops columbianus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Epicrionops columbianus (Rendahl and Vestergren, 1939)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Acosta-Galvis, A.R. (2014). "Epicrionops columbianus (Rendahl & Vestergren, 1939)". Lista de los Anfibios de Colombia V.05.2015.0. www.batrachia.com. Retrieved 18 April 2015.