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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If you are able to help please contact: The Mexican burrowing caecilian feeds on invertebratesincluding earthwormstermitescricketsslugsdermophiis snails.

All caecilians have a fused maxilla and palatine, known as the maxillopalatine. It has several disjunct populations, and in areas where it used to be abundant it now seems to be less common, and the locations in which it is found seem to be fewer in number. Don’t have an account? GymnophionaDermophisfeedingelectromyographyjaw adduction. Specialized fetal teeth in the young are used dermophjs stimulate mexicamus in the oviduct walls to produce secretions Pough et al.

Mexican burrowing caecilian

Development of the skull of Dermophis mexicanus Amphibia: It moves by internal concertina -like movements and by undulating its body from side to side.


It may be persecuted in some locations because it superficially looks like a snake. Citing articles via Web of Science Then, they develop rasping teeth and feed mrxicanus maternal glandular secretions, scraping the inside of the oviduct to stimulate their production.

Which species are on the road to recovery? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Each slice dfrmophis 0. Share this image — Hide sharing options. Dorsal view Lateral view Ventral view.

Mexiccanus is internal and up to 16 developing larvae subsist on the yolks of their eggs for three months. For more information on the assessment of the deemophis status of the world’s amphibians, please see the amphibian portal on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species at www. An appreciation of the physiology and morphology of the caecilians Amphibia: Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Jennifer Olori Publication Date: X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below.

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.

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The Mexican burrowing caecilian Dermophis mexicanus is a fossorial species that ranges from southern Mexico to northwest Colombia Duellman and Trueb, This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve.

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In viviparous species, embryos are nourished by secretions from oviduct walls of the female. Reproduction in dermiphis is oviparous or viviparous and fertilization is internal. Dermophis mexicanusMexican Burrowing Caecilian Dr. They then shed their larval teeth and rapidly grow a set of adult ones. Share on Facebook Tweet Send email.

It is fossorial, living in damp, loose soil and under mexivanus litter, logs, and plant debris, often in banana and coffee plantations.

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You do not currently have access to this article. Gymnophiona with comments on skull kinesis and amphibian relationships. Funding for scanning and image processing was provided by Dr.