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Boulengerula taitana
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
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Boulengerula
Species:
B. taitana
Binomial name
Boulengerula taitana
Loveridge, 1935
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Synonyms
  • Boulengerula taitanus Loveridge, 1935
  • Afrocaecilia taitana: Taylor, 1968
  • Boulengerula taitana: Marjanovic and Laurin, 2008

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.

  • 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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