caecilian caecilian

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any of the small slender limbless burrowing wormlike amphibians of the order Gymnophiona; inhabit moist soil in tropical regions
  2. (adj) of or relating to or belonging to the family Caeciliidae

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  • The Creature Feature: 10 Fun Facts About Caecilians (or, This Amphibian is One in a Caecilian)

    There are nearly 200 species of caecilians, but most people will never encounter one. That's because they tend to live underground, burrowing through loose soil and ground litter with their long, streamlined bodies. Caecilians (pronounced 'seh-SILL-yuns') are limbless amphibians that on the surface resemble a worm or a snake. The smaller species measure less than three inches, but the largest ...
    on November 5, 2013     Source: Wired News

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