Digital Morphology account of the Mexican Burrowing Caecilian, Dermophis mexicanus, featuring CT-generated animations of the skull. History of Classification. Dermophis mexicanus was originally classified as Siphonops mexicanus in (Dumeril, ). It was reclassified as Amphisbaena. Family, Caeciliidae Rafinesque, – Caecilians. Genus, Dermophis Peters, – Mexican caecilians. Species, Dermophis mexicanus (Duméril and Bibron, .

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Oxford University Press is a department dermophiss the University of Oxford. Abstract The morphology and mechanics of feeding in Dermophis mexicanus were studied using descriptive anatomical, cinematographic and electromyographic approaches. Funding by NSF Comments.

Mexican burrowing caecilian

The Mexican burrowing caecilian Dermophis mexicanus is a species of limbless amphibian in the family Dermophiidae. Mexlcanus this image — Hide sharing options.

Systematic revision of Dermopuis Patellogastropoda: Larger individuals may eat mice and small lizards. The head has a pointed snout, a single row of teeth in the lower jaw, and two vestigial eyes covered with skin, with a pair of protrusible tentacles between the eyes and the nostrils. If you are able to help please contact: MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends.

Caecilians are the least studied group of amphibians because most species spend the majority of their lives underground or underwater Pough et al. Rodents of Unusual Size. Mexican burrowing caecilian Conservation status. GymnophionaDermophisfeedingelectromyographyjaw adduction. This specimen was scanned by Philip Watson on 24 September along the coronal axis for a total of x pixel slices. Dermophis mexicanus is a viviparous species with an 11 month gestation period.


To cite this page: Adults range from mm to mm in length Grzimek, and their diet consists of termites, crickets, snails, slugs, and earthworms Jared et al.

This page was last edited on 6 Aprilat It is found in Mexico and Central America, where it burrows under leaf litter and plant debris.

Caecilians are a group of limbless amphibians. The tentacle exits the skull through the tentacular foramen or groove located between the nares and orbit Pough et al. Although some oviparous species lay eggs in water, other species deposit eggs terrestrially and maternal care for the eggs is common.

Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, pp. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: The large interhyoideus muscle and the elongate retroarticular process are modified to function in jaw closing.

Periah peak caecilian Gegeneophis carnosus. Funding for scanning and image processing was provided by Dr.

Dorsal view Lateral view Ventral view. They then shed their larval teeth and rapidly grow a set of adult ones. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival.

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Related articles in Web of Science Google Scholar. The reproductive season is in the early rainy season in May and June. International Union for Conservation of Mexcanus.

Females reach sexually maturity at two years of age and males at three years. Terms of Use – The displayed portlet may be used as a link from your website to Arkive’s online content for private, scientific, conservation or educational purposes only. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forestsmoist lowland forests, moist montane forestsplantationsrural gardens, and heavily degraded former forests.


Development of the skull of Dermophis mexicanus Amphibia: Together with Conservation International and NatureServe, IUCN has led a comprehensive assessment of the conservation status for the world’s known species of frogs, toads, salamanders, newts and caecilians.

Jennifer Olori Publication Date: Views Read Edit View history. It moves by internal concertina -like movements and dermopyis undulating its body from side to side.

Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Fertilisation is internal and up to 16 developing larvae subsist on the yolks of their eggs for three months.

The morphology and mechanics of feeding in Dermophis mexicanus were studied using descriptive anatomical, cinematographic and electromyographic approaches. Morphology and function of the feeding apparatus in Dermophis mexicanus Amphibia: Rodents of Unusual Size communitycoypu mexicanjs, documentaryecosystemenvironment dermopyis, filmmakerfilmmakinginvasiveinvasive speciesrodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Monday 24 September Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: You do not currently have access to this article.

Muscles from three anatomically distinct sites, the temporal fossa, the lateral surface of the neck, and the subvertebral region, act to execute the bite during feeding on earthworms. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Gymnophiona with dermmophis on skull kinesis and amphibian relationships.