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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Nacellidae based on a complete phylogeny of the genus, with the description of a new species from the southern tip of South America. This specimen was collected from Depto.

The Mexican burrowing caecilian feeds on invertebratesincluding earthwormstermitescricketsslugsand snails.

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Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, pp. Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Systematic revision of Nacella Patellogastropoda: Most users should sign in with their email address. Females reach sexually maturity at two years of age and males at three years.

It may NOT be used within Apps. Accessed December 31, at http: To date, the project has involved the input of more than herpetologists from around the world. Caecilians are a group of limbless amphibians. The Mexican burrowing caecilian Dermophis mexicanus is a species of limbless amphibian in the family Dermophiidae.

Don’t have an account? This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Muscles from three anatomically distinct sites, the temporal fossa, the lateral surface of the neck, and the subvertebral region, act to execute the mexicanua during feeding on earthworms. X Close Image credit.

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Journal of Morphology By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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. The large interhyoideus muscle and the elongate retroarticular process are modified to function in jaw closing. Cannatella’s grant, and funding for additional image processing was provided by a National Science Foundation Digital Libraries Initiative grant to Dr.

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It is found in Mexico and Central America, where it burrows under leaf litter and plant debris. The upper surface is dark grey and the under surface pale grey with darker markings on the annuli. Authentication This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. Latest Most Read Most Cited High morphological similarity coupled with high genetic differentiation in new sympatric species of coral-reef squat lobsters Crustacea: Email alerts New issue alert.

An adult specimen of Sinocyamodus xinpuensis Sauropterygia: The reproductive season is in the early rainy season in May and June. Reproduction in caecilians is oviparous or viviparous and fertilization is internal.

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Mexican burrowing caecilian

Muscles in the first of mexicanks sites are comparable to the jaw adductors of other vertebrates, while those in the second two represent morphological and functional departures. Litters average between four and eleven young. Share this image — Hide sharing options. The skull is completely roofed except for openings for the eyes, nares, and tentacle.

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

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Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonomy articles created by Polbot. The body is elongated and there are no limbs. Placodontia from Guanling, Guizhou, China. Then, they mexicajus rasping teeth and feed on maternal glandular secretions, scraping the inside of the oviduct to stimulate their production. It moves by internal concertina -like movements and by undulating its body from side to side.

Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. Dermophis mexicanusMexican Burrowing Caecilian Dr. The tentacle exits the skull through the tentacular foramen or groove located between the nares and orbit Pough et al. Funding for scanning and image processing was provided by Dr.