Luetkenotyphlus brasiliensis

Luetkenotyphlus brasiliensis, the São Paulo caecilian, is a species of caecilian in the family Siphonopidae.[2] It is found in Misiones Province in northern Argentina and northwards to São Paulo state in Brazil; it likely occurs in adjacent Paraguay.[2]

Luetkenotyphlus brasiliensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Gymnophiona
Clade: Apoda
Family: Siphonopidae
Genus: Luetkenotyphlus
L. brasiliensis
Binomial name
Luetkenotyphlus brasiliensis
(Lütken, 1851)

Siphonops brasiliensis Lütken, 1851
Siphonops confusionis Taylor, 1968

Luetkenotyphlus brasiliensis is a poorly known species. It probably inhabits forest, but it has also been found in urban gardens. This suggests that it is somewhat adaptable species.[1]


  1. ^ a b Débora Silvano, Paulo Garcia, Magno Vicente Segalla, Julian Faivovich, John Measey, Mark Wilkinson (2004). "Luetkenotyphlus brasiliensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2004: e.T59569A11964201. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59569A11964201.en. Retrieved 14 November 2021.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Luetkenotyphlus brasiliensis (Lütken, 1851)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 10 April 2014.