Microcaecilia supernumeraria — Overview

Tiny Brazilian Caecilian learn more about names for this taxon

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Data Deficient (DD)

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Diagnosis A small caecilian reaching a known length ot 25S mm; eye, covered solidly with bone, not usually visible externally; tentacular aperture considerably posterior to nostril in what would probably be a normal position of the eye in caecilians; first and second collars complete, each with a dorsal transverse groove. Primary folds 143; secondary folds, approximately 93; splenial teeth absent; maxillary teeth, 7-1-7. Scales relatively large, more or less visible externally under the edges of the folds. Scales begin near collars and form four or five rows in grooves ot folds throughout much of body; subdermal scales relatively large, very numerous, widespread.


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