The first karyotypic report of the genus Caudacaecilia with comments on its generic validity (Amphibia, Gymnophiona, Ichthyophiidae)

Matsui, Masafumi and Nishikawa, Kanto and Ahmad Sudin, and Maryati Mohamed, Datin (2006) The first karyotypic report of the genus Caudacaecilia with comments on its generic validity (Amphibia, Gymnophiona, Ichthyophiidae). Copeia (2). pp. 256-260. ISSN 0045-8511

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Abstract

The karyotype of the genus Caudacaecilia is first reported on the basis of C. asplenia from Sabah, Malaysia. The species has 2n = 42 chromosomes, consisting of two pairs of biarmed macrochromosomes, eight pairs of biarmed microchromosomes, and 11 pairs of uniarmed microchromosomes. These karyotypic characteristics do not differ from those of Ichthyophis, the other genus of Ichthyophiidae. We also provide the first documented account of the presence of splenial teeth in larval Caudamecilia.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Caecilians Amphibia, Cyto-Taxonomy, Chromosomes, Phylogeny, Asia
Subjects:?? QL640-669.3 ??
Divisions:SCHOOL > Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation
ID Code:1105
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:04 Oct 2011 17:58
Last Modified:23 Feb 2015 09:48

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