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Definition of Caecilian

Caecilian
Caecilian C[ae]*cil"i*an (?; 106), n. [L. caecus blind. So named from the supposed blindness of the species, the eyes being very minute.] (Zo["o]l.) A limbless amphibian belonging to the order C[ae]cili[ae] or Ophimorpha. See Ophiomorpha. [Written also c[oe]cilian.]

Meaning of Caecilian from wikipedia

- Caecilians (/sɪˈsɪliən/; New Latin for "blind ones") are a group of limbless, vermiform or serpentine amphibians. They mostly live hidden in the ground...
- Apoda, the caecilians). It has been suggested that salamanders arose separately from a Temnospondyl-like ancestor, and even that caecilians are the sister...
- insects, nematode worms, pseudoscorpions, and other arachnids as well as in caecilian amphibians. The specifics of how matriphagy occurs varies among different...
- Ichthyophis glutinosus, the Ceylon caecilian or common yellow-banded caecilian, is a species of caecilian in the family Ichthyophiidae endemic to Sri Lanka...
- Atretochoana eiselti is a species of caecilian originally known only from two preserved specimens discovered by Sir Graham Hales in the Brazilian rainforest...
- includes the legless caecilians and all amphibians more closely related to them than to frogs or salamanders (the "stem-caecilians"). The name derives...
- The Bombay caecilian (Ichthyophis bombayensis) is an amphibian found in India. This rather large species is found in the northern Western Ghats. The eyes...
- The Mexican burrowing caecilian (Dermophis mexic****) is a species of limbless amphibian in the family Dermophiidae. It is found in Mexico and Central...
- Caeciliidae is the family of common caecilians. They are found in Central and South America. Like other caecilians, they superficially resemble worms or...
- Rhinatrematidae is a family of caecilians, also known as the Neotropical tailed caecilians, American tailed caecilians. or beaked caecilians. They are found in the...
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