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Synonyms for caecilian

any of the small slender limbless burrowing wormlike amphibians of the order Gymnophiona

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At present, there are two kinds of hypotheses, one is batrachia hypothesis which is the most widely accepted by Laurin & Reisz, 1997, 2010, believing that Caudata and Anura are as a sister group, except caecilians. The other hypothesis is that Caudata and Caecilians belong to a sister group (Carroll & Holmes, 1980; Zardoya & Meyer, 2000).
A comparative study of locomotion in the caecilians Dermophis mexicanus and Typhlonectes natans (Amphibia: Gymnophiona).
Rotational feeding in caecilians: putting a spin on the evolution of cranial design.
Morphology of the kidney in the west African caecilian, Geotrypetes seraphini (Amphibia, Gymnophiona, Caeciliidae).
The small, blind, creature is a type of caecilian that primarily lives underground, and Mr Bell drew an unflattering comparison between its behaviour and Mr Trump's.
Thus far, studies have focused on the embryonic gills of two caecilian divisions, namely, Caeciliidae, such as Gegeneophis carnosus (Ramaswami, 1954), and Ichthyophiidae, such as Ichthyophis bombayensis (Jadhav, 2010).
In addition, molecular biological studies of urodele and caecilian AQPs, coupled with physiological and histological analyses, would give significant insights into the early evolution of the genes and functions of AQP2, AQP5, and AQP6.
The Center for Sustainability is also very pleased to announce the finding of the Malatgan River Caecilian (Ichthyophis weberi) for the first time in over 50 years.
Biju, has named the new family Chikilidae, which means Caecilian in Garo, the local tribal language-consisting of tailless burrowing caecilians that evolved separately from other caecilian species more than 140 million years ago.
The caecilian Boulengerula niedeni is caterogized by IUCN as Critically Endangered (CR) ( while the Boulengerula taitana and the warty frog Callulina dawida are both proposed to be listed as Vulnerable (VU) and CR, respectively, following IUCN criteria (Malonza 2008).
A new species of lungless caecilian has turned up, only the second lungless one known.
But if, as is suggested above, the final burial of Eusebius after his death in exile was on 26 Sept 313 and was a preliminary to the meeting of the Lateran Council a few days later, and since that Council supported (as it was no doubt planned that it would) the less rigorist point of view of Caecilian against the Donatists in Africa (where the point in dispute was similar), the case is strengthened for resolving the ambiguity about the stance of at least this one of the predecessors of Miltiades at Rome: it will have been Eusebius who was less rigorous than Heraclius, not vice versa.