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Apoda

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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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Sexual differences in body size in amphibians are due to faster maturity in one sex rather than to differences in growth rates (Zhang & Lu 2013), although one experimental study carried out with caecilians did show the importance of both factors (Kupfer et al.
The selective pressures surrounding burrowing are expressed in the morphological features of burrowing animals, as in the stout forearms of moles and armadillos and in the heavily reinforced skull of caecilians and dibamids (Kleinteich et al., 2012; Rose et al., 2013).
(Liem, 1980)), and caecilians (Summers and Wake, 2005; Measey and Herrel, 2006).
(2004) indicated that the collecting ducts are not ciliated in one species of caecilian. In Anura, the epithelial cells of the collecting ducts may contain one central cilium (Mobjerg et al., 1998), or possibly lack cilia altogether (Uchiyama et al., 1990).
But he is best known for composing popular, post-council pieces such as "On Eagle's Wings." According to Joncas, an exclusive diet of praise-and-worship music at Catholic liturgy would be "as undesirable as an exclusive diet of strophic hymnody alone, or folk-pop compositions, or Renaissance motets, or Caecilian Mass parts."
The blind, worm-like amphibian called the caecilian takes parenting sacrifices to new levels by letting its babies feed from its flesh.
One factor that made for the accelerated decline and disappearance of small workshops and the rise of factory firms was the transformation of the musical aesthetic ideal of the organ associated with the rapid implementation of what was known as the Caecilian reform of church music.
Again he focuses on events pivotal to the origins of the Donatist controversy, e.g., the election of Caecilian ca.
Constantine's attempts to bring closure to the North African division surrounding the case of Caecilian by referring it to Bishop Miltiades of Rome nicely illustrates the new pact between Church and Empire to negotiate disputes that emerged in the fourth century (pp.
Caecilian, the priest who dared to reprimand her, suddenly found himself opposed for election to the vacant position of Bishop of Carthage by a male slave from Lucilla's own household.