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Title: A new species of striped 'Ichthyophis' Fitzinger, 1826 (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Ichthyophiidae) from Myanmar
Contributor(s): Wilkinson, Mark (author); Presswell, Bronwen (author); Sherratt, Emma (author); Papadopoulou, Anna (author); Gower, David J (author)
Publication Date: 2014
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3785.1.4Open Access Link
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Abstract: A new species of striped ichthyophiid caecilian, 'Ichthyophis multicolor' sp. nov., is described on the basis of morphological and molecular data from a sample of 14 specimens from Ayeyarwady Region, Myanmar. The new species resembles superficially the Indian 'I. tricolor' Annandale, 1909 in having both a pale lateral stripe and an adjacent dark ventrolateral stripe contrasting with a paler venter. It differs from 'I. tricolor' in having many more annuli, and in many details of cranial osteology, and molecular data indicate that it is more closely related to other Southeast Asian 'Ichthyophis' than to those of South Asia. The caecilian fauna of Myanmar is exceptionally poorly known but is likely to include chikilids as well as multiple species of 'Ichthyophis'.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Zootaxa, 3785(1), p. 45-58
Publisher: Magnolia Press
Place of Publication: Auckland, New Zealand
ISSN: 1175-5334
Field of Research (FOR): 060301 Animal Systematics and Taxonomy
060809 Vertebrate Biology
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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