Digital Morphology account of the Mexican Burrowing Caecilian, Dermophis mexicanus, featuring CT-generated animations of the skull. History of Classification. Dermophis mexicanus was originally classified as Siphonops mexicanus in (Dumeril, ). It was reclassified as Amphisbaena. Family, Caeciliidae Rafinesque, – Caecilians. Genus, Dermophis Peters, – Mexican caecilians. Species, Dermophis mexicanus (Duméril and Bibron, .

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Sagalla caecilian Boulengerula niedeni. Additional Information on the Skull Click on the thumbnails below for labeled images of the skull in standard anatomical views.

X Close Image credit. The head has a pointed snout, a single row of teeth in the lower jaw, and two vestigial eyes covered with skin, with a pair of protrusible tentacles between the eyes and the nostrils. Most users should sign in with their email address.

Mexican burrowing caecilian (Dermophis mexicanus) longevity, ageing, and life history

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Extant caecilians comprise 33 genera and species that may be aquatic, terrestrial, or fossorial. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Development of the skull of Dermophis mexicanus Amphibia: Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, pp.

Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonomy articles created by Polbot. Additionally, all the occipital elements and the paraspheniod are fused into dermophjs single element called the Os basale.

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Gymnophionaa critical review. Help us share dermophls wonders of the natural world. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. Journal of Morphology Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. In viviparous species, embryos are nourished by secretions from oviduct walls of the female.

Mexicahus view Lateral view Ventral view. Accessed December 31, at http: Specialized fetal teeth in the young are used to stimulate cells in the oviduct walls to produce secretions Pough et al. On the classification and phylogeny of caecilians Amphibia: Nacellidae based on a complete phylogeny of the genus, with the description of a new species from the southern tip of South America.


To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. The skull is completely roofed except for openings for the eyes, nares, and tentacle.

Mexican burrowing caecilian

Sign In Forgot password? Reproduction in caecilians is oviparous or viviparous and fertilization is internal. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forestsmoist lowland forests, moist montane forestsplantationsrural gardens, and heavily mexicansu former forests.

Limbs and limb girdles are absent in all extant caecilians and the majority of species also lack a tail.

Aleku caecilian Sylvacaecilia grandisonae. An appreciation of the physiology and morphology of the caecilians Amphibia: