A nine-family classification of caecilians (Amphibia: Gymnophiona)

@inproceedings{Wilkinson2011ANC,
  title={A nine-family classification of caecilians (Amphibia: Gymnophiona)},
  author={Mark Wilkinson and Diego San Mauro and Emma Sherratt and David J Gower},
  year={2011}
}
We propose a new family-level classification of caecilians that is based on current understanding of phylogenetic relationships and diversity. The 34 currently recognised genera of caecilians are diagnosed and partitioned into nine family-level taxa. Each family is an hypothesised monophylum, that, subject to limitations of taxon sampling, is well-supported by phylogenetic analyses and is of ancient (Mesozoic) origin. Each family is diagnosed and also defined phylogenetically. The proposed… CONTINUE READING

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