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Chikila fulleri

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA GYMNOPHIONA CHIKILIDAE

Scientific Name: Chikila fulleri
Species Authority: (Alcock, 1904)
Common Name(s):
English Kuttal Caecilian, Fuller's Caecilian
Synonym(s):
Gegeneophis fulleri (Alcock, 1904)
Herpele fulleri Alcock, 1904
Taxonomic Notes: The taxonomic status of this species is unclear.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Annemarie Ohler, Sushil Dutta, David Gower, Mark Wilkinson
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality (Kuttal) in north-east India, six miles south-west of Silchar in Cachar, Assam. It was collected at an altitude of approximately 100m asl.
Countries:
Native:
India
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population status of this species, which is known only from the holotype, which was collected in or before 1904.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is presumably a subterranean species in evergreen or semi-evergreen tropical forest. It is assumed to be oviparous with terrestrial eggs that develop directly, and to not be dependent on water for breeding.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are unknown. It is possible that the development of infrastructure, particularly urbanization, is threatening its type locality.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is in need of taxonomic review (Wilkinson pers. comm.).

Citation: Annemarie Ohler, Sushil Dutta, David Gower, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Chikila fulleri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 December 2014.
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