Records of the Zoological Survey of India: Occasional Paper No. 309: Studies on Caecilians (Amphibia : Gymnophiona : Ichthyophiidae) of North East India with Description of three new species of Ichthyophis from Garo Hills, Meghalaya and additional Informa

By: Rosamma Mathew and Nibetida Sen

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Contents Introduction. Materials and methods. Ecology and natural history. Genus Ichthyophis Fitzinger 1826. Key to the striped species of Ichthyophis of North East India. 1. Ichthyophis alfredii sp. nov. 2. Ichthyophis daribokensis sp. nov. 3. Ichthyophis nokrekensis sp. nov. 4. Ichthyophis garoensis Pillai and Ravichandran 1999. Discussion. Acknowledgements. References. From the Introduction Caecilians or limbless amphibians fall under the order Gymnophiona of the class amphibia. The mostly fossorial and tropical Ichthyophiidae and its sister Taxa Uraeotyphlidae are the only caecilian families restricted to Asia (Gower et al. 2002). They are believed to have been dispersed from India to South East Asia. The latter with a single genus is restricted to the Southern part of the Western Ghats. Ichthyophid taxonomy is not adequately established to enable a confident specific identification mostly because of their external similarity. The authors took a passionate interest to collect and study these animals from Northeast India particularly Meghalaya and specifically from Garo Hills. Caecilians are popularly known as Chikil to the people of Garo Hills. Printed Pages: 56.

Title: Records of the Zoological Survey of India: Occasional Paper No. 309: Studies on Caecilians (Amphibia : Gymnophiona : Ichthyophiidae) of North East India with Description of three new species of Ichthyophis from Garo Hills, Meghalaya and additional Informa

Author Name: Rosamma Mathew and Nibetida Sen

Categories: Zoology, India,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Kolkata, India, Zoological Survey of India: 2009

ISBN: 8181712412

ISBN 13: 9788181712417

Binding: Hardcover

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Keywords: Records of the Zoological Survey of India: Occasional Paper No. 309: Studies on Caecilians (Amphibia : Gymnophiona : Ichthyophiidae) of North East India with Description of three new species of Ichthyophis from Garo Hills, Meghalaya and additional Informa