The Braincase of Eocaecilia micropodia (Lissamphibia, Gymnophiona) and the Origin of Caecilians

@article{Maddin2012TheBO,
  title={The Braincase of Eocaecilia micropodia (Lissamphibia, Gymnophiona) and the Origin of Caecilians},
  author={H. C. Maddin and F. Jenkins and J. Anderson},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2012},
  volume={7}
}
  • H. C. Maddin, F. Jenkins, J. Anderson
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine, Biology
  • PLoS ONE
  • The scant fossil record of caecilians has obscured the origin and evolution of this lissamphibian group. Eocaecilia micropodia from the Lower Jurassic of North America remains the only stem-group caecilian with an almost complete skull preserved. However, this taxon has been controversial, engendering re-evaluation of traits considered to be plesiomorphic for extant caecilians. Both the validity of the placement of E. micropodia as a stem caecilian and estimates of the plesiomorphic condition… CONTINUE READING
    47 Citations

    Figures, Tables, and Topics from this paper

    Stem caecilian from the Triassic of Colorado sheds light on the origins of Lissamphibia
    • 35
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 77 REFERENCES
    Anatomy of Eocaecilia Micropodia, A Limbed Caecilian of the Early Jurassic
    • 55
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF
    REVISION OF THE AÏSTOPOD GENUS PHLEGETHONTIA (TETRAPODA: LEPOSPONDYLI)
    • 37
    Phylogenetic implications of the morphology of the braincase of caecilian amphibians (Gymnophiona)
    • 16
    • PDF
    Deciphering morphological variation in the braincase of caecilian amphibians (gymnophiona)
    • 15
    Ontogenetic evidence for the Paleozoic ancestry of salamanders
    • 56
    • PDF