Supriya Ghosh

Eocaecilia

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Kingdom  Animalia
Species  †E. micropodia
Phylum  Chordata
Class  Amphibia
Scientific name  Eocaecilia micropodia
Rank  Genus
Eocaecilia Eocaecilia Why Evolution Is True
Similar  Triadobatrachus, Gerobatrachus, Microsauria, Lepospondyli, Batropetes

Eocaecilia is an extinct genus of gymnophionan amphibian from the early Jurassic Kayenta Formation of Arizona, United States. One species is described, Eocaecilia micropodia.

Eocaecilia Eocaecilia Wikipedia

Eocaecilia shared some characteristics with salamanders and the now extinct microsaur amphibians. It was of small size, about 15 cm in length. Unlike modern caecilians, which are legless, Eocaecilia possessed small legs, and while modern caecilians have poorly developed eyes and spend a lot of time under ground, Eocaecilia's eyes were somewhat better well-developed. Although the precise ancestry of Eocaecilia is debated (and other caecilians by extension), it likely resided among the ancestral lepospondyl or temnospondyl amphibians of the Paleozoic and Mesozoic.

Eocaecilia httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Eocaecilia The Pondering Gulch Et Tunc Nulla Erat IV
Eocaecilia GEOL431 Vertebrate Paleobiology

References

Eocaecilia Wikipedia


Similar Topics
Batropetes
Gerobatrachus
Lepospondyli
Topics