Taxonomic Status Of The Neotropical Caecilian Genera Brasilotyphlus Taylor, 1968, Microcaecilia Taylor, 1968 And Parvicaecilia Taylor, 1968 (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Siphonopidae)

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dc.contributor.author Wilkinson, Mark
dc.contributor.author O’Connor, Anne
dc.contributor.author Nussbaum, Ronald A.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-12T14:51:32Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-12T14:51:32Z
dc.date.issued 2013-07-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/122718
dc.description.abstract ABSTRACT — We review the taxonomic history and assess the status of three genera of siphonopid caecilians from South America. Evidence from dentition and squamation suggest that Microcaecilia is paraphyletic with respect to Parvicaecilia. To avoid this paraphyly we propose to relegate the latter to the synonymy of the former. We find no evidence warranting any change in the taxonomic status of Brasilotyphlus at this time. We provide a rediagnosis of Microcaecilia and a key to the fourteen currently recognized species. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries OP 744 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology en_US
dc.subject Caecilian genera, Brasilotyphlus, Microcaecilia, Parvicaecilia, neotropics, synonymy, key, paraphyly en_US
dc.title Taxonomic Status Of The Neotropical Caecilian Genera Brasilotyphlus Taylor, 1968, Microcaecilia Taylor, 1968 And Parvicaecilia Taylor, 1968 (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Siphonopidae) en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Science (General)
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Science
dc.description.peerreviewed Peer Reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/122718/1/OP 744.pdf
dc.owningcollname Zoology, University of Michigan Museum of (UMMZ)
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