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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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Team WILD, an elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help! Then, they develop rasping teeth and feed on maternal glandular secretions, scraping the inside of the oviduct to stimulate their production.

Help us share the wonders of the natural world. However, some species have an open temporal region to facilitate kinetic movement of the skull, a trait known as zygokrotaphy. Sagalla caecilian Boulengerula mexicanud. Adults range from mm to mm in length Grzimek, and their diet consists of termites, crickets, snails, slugs, and earthworms Jared et al.

The tentacle exits the skull through the tentacular dermophid or groove located between the nares and orbit Pough et al. Email alerts New issue alert.

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Mexican burrowing caecilian – Wikipedia

Dermophis mexicanusMexican Burrowing Caecilian Dr. Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world. It moves by internal concertina -like movements and by undulating its body from side to side. Most users should sign in with their email address. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in.

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Systematic revision of Nacella Patellogastropoda: To cite this page: Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Specimen Photos Dorsal view Lateral view Dermolhis view.

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Mexican burrowing caecilian

Dorsal view Lateral view Ventral view. Around a hundred transverse annular folds in the skin mexcanus the appearance of segments. This specimen was scanned by Philip Watson on 24 September along the coronal axis for a total of x pixel slices. Authentication This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Jennifer Olori Publication Date: Morphology and edrmophis of the feeding apparatus in Dermophis mexicanus Amphibia: Gymnophiona with comments on skull kinesis and amphibian relationships. The lower jaw has a retroarticular process extending one-third of the total jaw length, and an articulation that restricts anteroposterior movements. The Mexican burrowing caecilian feeds on invertebratesincluding earthwormstermitescricketsslugsand snails.

The Mexican burrowing caecilian Dermophis mexicanus is a fossorial species that ranges from southern Mexico to northwest Colombia Duellman and Trueb, Additional Information on the Skull Click on the thumbnails below for labeled images of the skull in standard anatomical views. Related articles in Web of Science Google Scholar.


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. Abstract The morphology and mechanics of feeding in Dermophis mexicanus were studied using descriptive anatomical, cinematographic and electromyographic approaches. Dermkphis Read Edit View history. Sign In or Create an Account.

Dermophks Biochemistry and Physiology Part A Accessed December 31, at http: To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. In derived species of caecilians such as Dermophis mexicanus and Typhlonectes natansthe nasals and premaxillae also fuse to form the nasopremaxilla Duellman and Trueb, ; Pough et al. Females reach sexually maturity at two years of age and males at three years.

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