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Caecilian (d. 343)


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; class Amphibia, order Apoda)

A family of caecilians that are mainly terrestrial as adults. Development is oviparous or ovoviviparous, often with a free-swimming larval stage. Stapes are present. The tail is absent. There are more than 100 species, in localized populations in the Old and New World tropics.

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