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Gymnophiona

an order of worm-like, burrowing amphibians (caecilians) that lack limb girdles and limbs. They possess small functionless eyes and are found in SE Asia, India, Africa and Central America.
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We concluded that state 0 was the state possessed by the ancestor to salamanders, as collecting ducts that anastomose before communication with the Wolffian duct or cloaca have never been described in Gymnophiona (Wake, 1970) or Anura (Bhaduri, 1953; Bhaduri and Basu, 1957).
We concluded that state 0 was the state possessed by the ancestor to salamanders, as collecting ducts that communicate with the cloaca have not been identified in Gymnophiona (Wake, 1970) or Anura (Bhaduri, 1953; Bhaduri and Basu, 1957).
Gymnophiona are limbless, worm-like, and do not have pelvic girdles or pectoral muscles.
En este sentido, Kowalski (1999) ha sugerido que en cautiverio este Gymnophiona debe alojarse en agua con un pH alcalino (8,0).
Smilisca phaeota Leptodactylidae Leptodactylus ventrimaculatus Microhylidae Ranidae Nelsonophryne aterrima Lithobates vaillanti Pristimantis achatinus Strabomantidae Pristimantis labiosus Caudata Pristimantis latidiscus Pristimantis parvillus Plethodontidae Bolitoglossa biseriata Bolitoglossa medemi Oedipina parvipes Gymnophiona Caeciliidae Caecilia guntheri TOTAL 12 27 Orden Ind.
Taxones Familias Generos Especies AMPHIBIA Anura 7 21 51 Caudata 1 3 8 Gymnophiona 1 1 2 REPTILIA Sauria 11 21 56 Serpentes 5 40 57 Testudines 3 5 6 TOTAL AMPHIBIA 9 25 61 TOTAL REPTILIA 19 66 119 HERPETOFAUNA 28 91 180 Cuadro 2.
El mayor esfuerzo de muestreo del estudio estuvo dirigido a la busqueda de anuros y no de cecilias, lo que explica el bajo numero de ejemplares colectados del orden Gymnophiona.