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Synonyms for caecilian

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

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A comparative study of locomotion in the caecilians Dermophis mexicanus and Typhlonectes natans (Amphibia: Gymnophiona).
There are also many vertebrate predators, including caecilians, other anurans, snakes, and tortoises (Heyer et al.
Morphology of the kidney in the west African caecilian, Geotrypetes seraphini (Amphibia, Gymnophiona, Caeciliidae).
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.
Taxonomic studies of other vertebrates in localities of the Sierra de Aroa and in the Yurubi National Park have resulted in descriptions of new endemic species: a highland forest frog (Dendropsophus yaracuyanus Mijares-Urrutia & Rivero 2000); a caecilian (Caecilia flavopuntacta Roze & Solano 1963), and 10 fishes (Rodriguez-Olarte et al.
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.
Exchanges of Oxigen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and water in the caecilian Dermophis mexicanus.
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.
Only one other caecilian species is known to live without lungs.
This is the only terrestrial caecilian in the region.
That a terrestrial caecilian is sold commercially as fish bait, suggests that the species is a common one-at variance with the collective "knowledge" of herpetologists who viewed as ludicrous our excursions to collect caecilians.
Therefore the real tussle with the Donatists is not about what did or did not happen at Carthage when Caecilian was consecrated bishop to the anger of the Lady Lucilla and the Numidian episcopate: Non quaeramus antiqua quae gesta sunt (M 60.