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A new family of caecilians, the most enigmatic branch of the amphibians, has been discovered in northeastern India.

The slithery and slimy 'snakes' that have remained unchanged (and as creepy) since dinosaurs: New species of legless amphibian discovered !

Ringed Caecilian, Siphonops annulatus, is a species of am-phibian in the family Caeciliidae from S.A. It is widely distributed E of the Andes. Nestlings have 44 spoon-shaped teeth to feed on the outer layer of their mother's skin. Young feed all at once for some 7 min; then they all rest for 3 days as the female grows a new outer skin layer. This phenomenon is known as maternal dermatophagy

the Ringed Caecilian is one of the strangest amphibians on the planet due to its unique baby feeding approach.

Weirdest Frogs

Purple Frog Credit: Sathyabhama Das Biju, ZSL The purple frog is a burrowing species that spends most of the year up to 13 feet (four meters) underground feeding on termites.

Beddome’s Caecilian, Ichthyophis beddomei is a worm-like amphibian. It is listed as ‘Least Concern’ on the IUCN Redlist of Threatened Species.

Beddome’s Caecilian, Ichthyophis beddomei is a worm-like amphibian. It is listed as ‘Least Concern’ on the IUCN Redlist of Threatened Species.

Caecilians Amphibians - South American Caecilian, Sticky Caecilian, Panamanian Caecilian  - Vintage 1980s Book Plate Page. $10.00, via Etsy.

Caecilians Amphibians - South American Caecilian, Sticky Caecilian, Panamanian Caecilian - Vintage 1980s Book Plate Page

Caecilians Amphibians - South American Caecilian, Sticky Caecilian, Panamanian Caecilian - Vintage Book Plate Page

Purple Frog!!!!  Scientists have recently discovered a very strange breed of frog. It's a kind of "living fossil" whose great great grandparents lived during the time of the dinosaurs.

Scientists have recently discovered a very strange breed of frog. It's a kind of "living fossil" whose great great grandparents lived during the time of the dinosaurs.

Gymnopis-multiplicata

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New amphibious without legs found in India.

It's a newly discovered limbless amphibian called a caecilian. The mother will stay coiled around the eggs, guarding them, for about 95 days, never eating.

Rainbow Hues of Amphibian "Worms", native to Kenya's Taita Hills, the caecilian Boulengerula taitanus

Rainbow Hues of Amphibian "Worms", native to Kenya's Taita Hills, the caecilian Boulengerula taitanus

Where is this? I don't want to swim in this river.

oliviabeanlove: givemeinternet:a brave snake saving a fish from drowning! A brave snake saving a fish from drowning.

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