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Narayan's caecilian

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Kingdom  Animalia
Genus  Uraeotyphlus
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
Family  Ichthyophiidae
Scientific name  Uraeotyphlus narayani
Higher classification  Uraeotyphlidae
Order  Gymnophiona
Narayan's caecilian
Similar  Uraeotyphlidae, Menon's caecilian, Caecilian, Kerala caecilian, Red caecilian

Narayan's caecilian, Uraeotyphlus narayani, is a species of caecilian endemic to the Western Ghats of India.

Description

This species is grey with a pale, flesh-coloured belly. A median greenish line runs between the chin and the tail. Its eyes are distinct with a white patch around them. The nostril are placed dorsally on the snout and visible from above. The tentacles are placed below the nostrils, not visible from above. The tip of the tail is whitish, and the snout tip and lower jaw are cream-coloured. It was described from Kottayam in Kerala, and has been reported from Karnataka.

References

Narayan's caecilian Wikipedia


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