Eocaecilia

Eocaecilia

Eocaecilia micropodia is an extinct species of caecilian (limbless amphibian). It shared some characteristics with salamanders and the now extinct Microsauria. Unlike modern caecilians, Eocaecilia possessed legs. And while modern caecilians have poorly developed eyes and spend a lot of time under ground, Eocaecilia's eyes were still well-developed, indicating it was not subterranean.

References

  • Jenkins, FA & DM Walsh (1993), An Early Jurassic caecilian with limbs. Nature 365: 246-250.

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