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A new species of Indian caeciliid caecilian, Indotyphlus maharashtraensis (Amphibia: Gymnophiona), is described based on a series of 12 specimens from the northern Western Ghats of the State of Maharashtra. This species differs from the only other species in the genus, I. battersbyi in having secondary annular grooves present anterior to the 100th primary annulus behind the nuchal collars, and in having a depressed preanal strip (longer in adult males) anterior to the disc surrounding the vent.

This is a recently described species so intensive study is need to know its status.

This is a recently described species by Giri, Gower and Wilkinson (2004).

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