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Scientists Dig Up New Limbless Amphibian In India
2012-04-26 04:43:35

Brett Smith for Redorbit.com A joint team of UK and Indian scientists have announced the discovery of a new species of worm-like amphibian living near Kerala, India. Scientists from the University of Kerala and Natural History Museum in London found the species while digging in the moist soil of a shrub-lined mountain stream after a monsoon, according to the study published in Zootaxa. The animal, named Gegeneophis primus, measured about six-and-a-half inches and was found in the...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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