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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...

New Amphibian Discovered In Northeast India
2012-02-23 05:46:01

Scientists have discovered a new family of legless amphibians while digging through the mud in northeast India. The Chikilidae is the 10th edition to the caecilian group of amphibians, which are a group of amphibians that resemble earthworms. This family lives hidden in the ground, and its skin has numerous lines, giving it a segmented appearance. The new species was found while the researchers were digging around at 250 locations looking for the amphibians. "DNA analysis has...


Latest Caecilians Reference Libraries

Yellow-striped caecilian
2014-01-28 12:46:46

The Yellow-striped caecilian (Ichthyophis beddomei) is an amphibian species and a member of the Ichthyophiidae family. It may also be referred to as Beddome’s caecilian. The species is native to Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The Yellow-striped caecilian inhabits forest, marshes, scrub, agricultural land and gardens. This amphibian spends most all of its time burrowed underground and is rarely ever seen except during the rainy season. The...

Caecilian
2014-01-28 12:32:06

The Sagalla caecilian (Boulengerula niedini) is a long, earthworm-like amphibian from the family Caeciliidae. The species is native to the tiny area of south-eastern Kenya called Sagalla Hill. The Sagalla caecilian has a slender body, perfect for burrowing. Its skin is extremely pigmented, lending it a brownish color with a pinkish-red hint, and white cross segments that give the appearance of grooves. They can grow up to 12 inches in length. Along with tough skin and a bony head, the...

Rubber Eel
2014-01-28 12:11:00

The Rubber eel (Typhlonectes natans) is a species of amphibian and a member of the Typhlonectidae family. The caecilian species  is native to Columbia, Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago. The Rubber eel inhabits tropical or subtropical areas, preferring marshes, lakes and river habitats. The species is extremely adaptable. Habitat pollution and degradation are not threats because of the amphibian’s resiliency. The Rubber eel is known to measure between 17.75 to 21.5 inches. Its color...

ringed caecilian
2014-01-28 11:21:49

The Ringed caecilian (Siphonops annulatus) is an amphibian species and a member of the Caeciliidae family. The species is native to South America, ranging Argentina, Volivia, Columbia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela. The Ringed caelilian inhabits tropical or subtropical areas. Lowland forests, savannah, shrubland, grassland, pastureland, plantations and rural gardens are all habitats the species may occupy. The Ringed caecilian is known to...

Mexican burrowing caecilian
2014-01-28 10:29:33

The Mexican burrowing caecilian (Dermophis mexicanus) is an amphibian species from the family Dermophiidae. The Mexican burrowing caecilian is known to inhabit Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and also in some secluded areas of the Pacific Slope. It tends to prefer habitats in subtropical or tropical dry forests, moist lowland forests, plantations, moist mountain forests, and rural gardens. It lives and spends most of its time burrowed in loose damp soil and under logs,...

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