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Crotaphatrema tchabalmbaboensis

(Crotaphatrema tchabalmbaboensis)

Description

Crotaphatrema tchabalmbaboensis is a species of caecilian in the family Scolecomorphidae, the tropical or African caecilians. It was discovered in 1997 on Mount Tchabal Mbabo in the Adamawa Plateau, western Cameroon, and described as a new species to science in 2000. Three specimens were collected at the type locality, and no individuals have been observed since.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Amphibia
Order:Gymnophiona
Family:Scolecomorphidae
Genus:Crotaphatrema
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