Boulengerula taitana

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Boulengerula taitana
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Gymnophiona
Clade: Apoda
Family: Herpelidae
Genus: Boulengerula
B. taitana
Binomial name
Boulengerula taitana
Loveridge, 1935
Range highlighted in blue.
  • Boulengerula taitanus Loveridge, 1935
  • Afrocaecilia taitana (Loveridge, 1935)

Boulengerula taitana (also known as the Taita African caecilian, Taita Hills caecilian or Taita Mountains caecilian) is a species of caecilians. They belong to the family Caeciliidae. They live in Africa in countries like Kenya. Their habitat is subtropical or tropical forests. Many people mistake them for worms. They lay their eggs in foam nest in water.

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  1. IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2013). "Boulengerula taitana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2013: e.T59498A16944134. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T59498A16944134.en.
  • Loader, S. & Measey, J. 2004. Boulengerula taitana. In: IUCN 2006. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. [1]. Downloaded on 6 April 2007.

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