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Nuvola apps important.svg 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
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Amphibia
Subclassis: Lissamphibia
Ordo: Gymnophiona

Familia: Chikilidae
Genera (1): Chikila


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

Primary references[edit]

  • Kamei, R.G. et al. 2012: Discovery of a new family of amphibians from northeast India with ancient links to Africa. Proceedings of the Royal Society (B), 279(1737): 2396–2401. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2012.0150


  • Kamei, R.G. et al. 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 Reference page