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The name of this taxon may not be available on a strict interpretation of ICZN Article 16.2, as the type genus was not explicitly stated to be the type genus in the original publication


Taxonavigation: Gymnophiona 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Amphibia
Subclassis: Lissamphibia
Ordo: Gymnophiona

Familia: Chikilidae
Genus (1): Chikila


Chikilidae Kamei, San Mauro, Gower, Van Bocxlaer, Sherratt, Thomas, Babu, Bossuyt, Wilkinson & Biju 2012: 2398

  • Type genus: Chikila Kamei et al., 2012.


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Kamei, R.G., Gower, D.J., Wilkinson, M. & Biju, S.D. 2013. Systematics of the caecilian family Chikilidae (Amphibia: Gymnophiona) with the description of three new species of Chikila from northeast India. Zootaxa 3666(4): 401–435. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3666.4.1 Paywall Reference page
  • Kamei, K.G. 2017. An overview of caecilians (Amphibia: Gymnophiona) of North East India. pp. 49–72 in Das, A. (ed.). Diversity and Ecology of Amphibians of India. ENVIS Bulletin: Wildlife & Protected Areas. Volume 19. Wildlife Institute of India: Hehradun, India.