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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The reproductive season is in the early rainy season in May and June. Accessed December 31, at http: To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Team WILD, an elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help! Views Read Edit View history. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access 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.

Muscles in the first of these sites are comparable to the jaw adductors of other vertebrates, while those in the second two represent morphological and functional departures. Together with Conservation International and NatureServe, IUCN has led a comprehensive assessment of the conservation status for the world’s known species of frogs, toads, salamanders, newts and caecilians. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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It may NOT be used within Apps. Periah peak caecilian Gegeneophis carnosus. Which species are on the road to recovery? In viviparous species, embryos are nourished by secretions from oviduct walls of the female. You could not be signed in.


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Caecilians are a group of limbless amphibians. Most users should deemophis in with their email address. Sign In or Create an Account. Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A To date, the project has involved the input of more than herpetologists from around the world.

Morphology and function of the feeding apparatus in Dermophis mexicanus Amphibia: All caecilians have a unique chemosensory organ located on the head called the tentacle. Cannatella’s grant, and funding for additional image processing was provided by a National Science Foundation Digital Libraries Initiative grant to Dr.

It may be persecuted in some locations because it superficially looks like a snake. Rodents of Unusual Size. Systematic revision of Nacella Patellogastropoda: Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic.

Citing articles via Web of Science Limbs and limb girdles are absent in all extant caecilians and the majority of species also lack a tail. Sagalla caecilian Boulengerula niedeni.

Abstract The morphology and mechanics of feeding in Dermophis mexicanus were studied using descriptive anatomical, cinematographic and electromyographic approaches. Authentication This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible.

Jennifer Olori Publication Date: For more information on the assessment of the conservation status of the world’s amphibians, please see the amphibian portal on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species at www. Dermophie based on a complete phylogeny of the genus, with the description of a new species from the southern tip of South America.


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An adult specimen of Sinocyamodus xinpuensis Sauropterygia: Dermophis mexicanusMexican Burrowing Caecilian Dr. The Mexican burrowing caecilian Dermophis mexicanus is a fossorial species that ranges from southern Mexico to northwest Colombia Duellman and Trueb, Then, they develop rasping teeth and feed on maternal glandular secretions, scraping the inside of the oviduct to stimulate their production.

They are distributed throughout the tropics, although they are not found in Madagascar, central Africa, or the Oceanic region. Retrieved from ” https: Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, pp. The Mexican burrowing caecilian is found in MexicoGuatemalaEl SalvadorHondurasNicaraguaand possibly Belizemostly on the Atlantic side, but also in some isolated parts of the Pacific slope.

Mexican burrowing caecilian

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