2004) indicated that the collecting ducts are not ciliated in one species of caecilian
New Delhi, Feb 23 ( ANI ): Indian scientists have uncovered a completely new family of limbless amphibians, commonly known as caecilians
, in the forests in northeastern part of the country.
A new species of lungless caecilian
has turned up, only the second lungless one known.
Only one other caecilian
species is known to live without lungs.
Elsewhere in Kenya, these kind of microhabitats also harbor other subterranean herpetofauna such as caecilian
amphibians (see Malonza and Measey 2005, Malonza 2008) and reptiles such as blind snakes, worm snakes, burrowing skinks and worm lizards (Spawls et al.
Don't despair if the word caecilian
fails to come to mind.
Toads, newts, sala-|manders and caecilians
(blind worms) are also members of the amphibian group.
The fungus seemed unable to attack frogs, toads or legless snake-shaped amphibians called caecilians
Armed with DNA sequence data, Alex Pyron, an assistant professor of biology at the George Washington University, sought to accurately piece together the 300-million-year storyline of how frogs, toads, salamanders and caecilians
have moved across the planet throughout time.
Wiens, A large-scale phylogeny of Amphibia including over 2800 species, and a revised classification of extant frogs, salamanders, and caecilians
, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Volume 61, Issue 2, November 2011, pp.
A large-scale phylogeny of Amphibia including over 2,800 species, and a revised classification of extant frogs, salamanders, and caecilians
of Suriname) present an inventory of the Anurans and Caecilians
that comprise the northern South American country's fauna.
Believed to be descended from lobe-finned fishes, modern amphibians are divided into three groups--frogs and toads, salamanders, and caecilians
Likewise, preserving more amphibian habitat--especially in Latin America, which has the largest number of threatened amphibian species, and the Caribbean, where upwards of 80 percent of amphibians are at risk--will be key to the survival of our frogs, toads, salamanders and caecilians
of Wroclaw, Poland) details the reproduction of amphibians in the three extant orders of caecilians
, salamanders, and frogs and toads, which differ not only in external morphology, she explains, but also in reproductive modes.