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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Amphibia
Subclassis: Lissamphibia
Ordo: Gymnophiona
Familiae (10): Caeciliidae - Chikilidae - Dermophiidae - Herpelidae - Ichthyophiidae - Indotyphlidae - Rhinatrematidae - Scolecomorphidae - Siphonopidae - Typhlonectidae

Check (1): Caecilita


selected references[edit]

  • Kamei, R.G. et al. (online, 2012): Discovery of a new family of amphibians from northeast India with ancient links to Africa. Proceedings of the Royal Society (B), doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.0150
  • Wilkinson, M.; San Mauro, D.; Sherratt, E.; Gower, D.J. 2011: A nine-family classification of caecilians (Amphibia: Gymnophiona). Zootaxa, 2874: 41–64. Preview

additional references[edit]

  • Maciel, A.O.; Hoogmoed, M.S. 2011: Taxonomy and distribution of caecilian amphibians (Gymnophiona) of Brazilian Amazonia, with a key to their identification. Zootaxa, 2984: 1–53. Preview
  • Müller, 1832, Z. Physiol., 4: 198


  • Roskov Y., Kunze T., Orrell T., Abucay L., Paglinawan L., Culham A., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., Baillargeon G., Decock W., De Wever A., Didžiulis V., eds. (2014) Gymnophiona in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 17th March 2014. Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Vernacular names[edit]

български: Безкраки
dansk: Ormepadder
Deutsch: Schleichenlurche
English: Limbless Amphibians (Caecilians)
magyar: Lábatlan kétéltűek
Nederlands: Wormsalamanders
日本語: 無足目
norsk bokmål: Ormepadder
polski: P?azybeznogie
português: Ápodes/Gimnofionos/Gimnofióneos
svenska: Maskgroddjur
ไทย: เขียดงู
Türkçe: Bacaksız kurbağalar
中文: 无足目
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