Dermophiidae

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Dermophiidae
Dermophis mexicanus.jpg
Dermophis mexicanus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Gymnophiona
Clade: Apoda
Family: Dermophiidae
Taylor, 1969
Genera

Dermophis
Geotrypetes
Gymnopis
Schistometopum

The Dermophiidae are a family of common caecilians. They are found in Central and South America, and Africa. Like other caecilians, they superficially resemble worms or snakes.

They are the only viviparous caecilians (species that give birth to live young) with secondary annuli (rings around the body).

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  • Nussbaum, Ronald A.; Mark Wilkinson (1989). "On the Classification and Phylogeny of Caecilians". Herpetological Monographs (3): 1–42. doi:10.2307/1466984.
  • Frost, Darrel R. (2019). "Dermophiidae". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  • AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. 2004. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. Available: http://amphibiaweb.org/. Retrieved 26 August 2004