Medium
Photo © Paul Freed, all rights reserved
Pastaza Province, Ecuador (Google, OSM) Out of range!
-2.7962830763, -78.9505004883
open

Description

This dwarf caecilian (adult length 8-10 cm) was found crawling out in the open at 11:00 am [air temperature was approximately 21-22 degrees C, with overcast skies] in a forested area approximately 3 km north of Puerto Santana, (15 km northeast of Cuenca) Ecuador.

Jul. 09, 2012 18:34:54 -0700
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Comments & Identifications

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Microcaecilia albiceps - Photo (c) herpguy, all rights reserved, uploaded by Paul Freed
herpguy's ID: Microcaecilia albiceps, a member of Common Caecilians (Family Caeciliidae)
Posted by herpguy over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Hi Dear,

I´d like to known how I might to take the citation about your observation+

Posted by jhonjairo about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Hi Jhon,
What exactly do you want regarding my observation?
-Paul

Posted by herpguy about 2 years ago (Flag)
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I´m working in a articule of distribution about Microcaecilia albiceps and want to use your coordenates and description.

Posted by jhonjairo almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Sure Jhon, you are welcome to use the information in your article. Let me know if you need any other data.
-Paul

Posted by herpguy almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Thanks Paul, now I´d like known how will it be the citation about your information in a publication.

Posted by jhonjairo almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Hi Jhonjairo, if you confirm Paul's identification, this observation will become research grade (see Data Quality Assessment to the right). Then it will be harvested by GBIF.org. GBIF data is often cited in scientific publications.

Posted by loarie almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Jhon, you can just state: "Specimen was observed in the field by Paul Freed". Do you need to state anything else? If so, let me know exactly what you need.
-Paul

Posted by herpguy almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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certainly the identification of Paul is true, but I want to know how to cite it in a paper I am preparing for www.checklist.org.br, Can you send me your personal email to send the manuscript, so that you can give it a checked?

Thanks for advance.

Posted by jhonjairo almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Jhon,
You can find my personal email address on my profile page. I'll be more than happy to look over your manuscript.
-Paul

Posted by herpguy almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Identification Summary

Microcaecilia albiceps - Photo (c) herpguy, all rights reserved, uploaded by Paul Freed
herpguy's ID: Microcaecilia albiceps, a member of Common Caecilians (Family Caeciliidae)

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