Permanent marking of a fossorial caecilian, Gegeneophis ramaswamii (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Caeciliidae)

@inproceedings{Measey2001PermanentMO,
  title={Permanent marking of a fossorial caecilian, Gegeneophis ramaswamii (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Caeciliidae)},
  author={G John Measey and David J Gower and Oommen V. Oommen and Mark Wilkinson},
  year={2001}
}
Despite the importance of permanent marking of animals for quantitative ecological studies, no such technique has been applied to any of the poorlyknown caecilian amphibians. We evaluated four techniques (Panjet, freezebranding, Elastomer Visible Implant tags and Soft Visible Implant Alphanumeric tags) of permanently marking a fossorial caecilian, Gegeneophis ramaswamii Taylor, in the southern Western Ghats, India. All the tested techniques are viable options for marking caecilians in the field… CONTINUE READING

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