Chthonerpeton onorei

Chthonerpeton onorei is a species of amphibian in the family Typhlonectidae, endemic to Ecuador. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, rivers, swamps, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, pastureland, irrigated land, seasonally flooded agricultural land, and canals and ditches.

Chthonerpeton onorei
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Gymnophiona
Clade: Apoda
Family: Typhlonectidae
Genus: Chthonerpeton
C. onorei
Binomial name
Chthonerpeton onorei
Nussbaum, 1986

Originally the specie was limited to only southern Brazil, Uruguay, and northern Argentina.Then in 1984 and 1985 two specimens were collected by Dr. G. Onore in Ecuador and this helped extend the known range of the species. This discovery extended the range of the species by 4,250 km northwest from southern Brazil.


  1. ^ Ana Almendáriz, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Mark Wilkinson (2004). "Chthonerpeton onorei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2004: e.T59539A11960580. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59539A11960580.en. Retrieved 16 November 2021.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)