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Typhlonectes compressicauda
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Gymnophiona
Family: Typhlonectidae
Genus: Typhlonectes

Typhlonectes is a genus of amphibians in the Typhlonectidae family. These fully aquatic caecilians are found in the Amazon Basin and Northern South America, and typically range between 30 and 60 cm (12–24 in) in length.[1]

The genus contains two species:


  1. ^ 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