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Potomotyphlus kaupii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Gymnophiona
Family: Typhlonectidae
Genus: Potomotyphlus
Species: P. kaupii
Binomial name
Potomotyphlus kaupii
(Berthold, 1859)

Potomotyphlus kaupii is a species of amphibian in the Typhlonectidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Potomotyphlus. It is found widely in the Amazon Basin and The Guianas in South America.[1] It is an entirely aquatic species and typically ranges between 30 and 60 cm (12–24 in) in length.[2]


  1. ^ Oliveira; Meneghell; Messias; Gomes; and Coragem (2012). First Record of Potomotyphlus kaupii (Berthold, 1859) (Gymnophiona: Typhlonectidae) for the state of Rondônia, Brazil. Herpetology Notes 5: 155-156
  2. ^ Vitt, L.J.; and Caldwell, J.P. (2013). Herpetology, Fourth Edition: An Introductory Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles, p. 453. ISBN 978-0-12-386919-7