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Ichthyophis bannanicus, Banna Caecilian
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University of California Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ 236728)

Image processing: Dr. Jennifer Olori
Publication Date: 22 Nov 2004


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About the Species

This specimen was collected from Yunnan Prov., China. It was made available to The University of Texas High-Resolution X-ray CT Facility for scanning by Dr. David Cannatella of The University of Texas and the Amphibian Tree of Life project (EF-0334952). Funding for scanning and image processing was provided by Dr. Cannatella's grant, and funding for additional image processing was provided by a National Science Foundation Digital Libraries Initiative grant to Dr. Timothy Rowe of The University of Texas at Austin.

Specimen Photos

Dorsal view

Lateral view

Ventral view

About this Specimen

This specimen was scanned by Matthew Colbert on 27 September 2004 along the coronal axis for a total of 615 1024x1024 pixel slices. Each slice is 0.0304 mm thick, with an interslice spacing of 0.0304 mm and a field of reconstruction of 14.4 mm.

About the


Duellman, W.E. and L. Trueb. 1986. Biology of Amphibians. Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, 670 pp.

Gower, D. J., A. Kupfer, O. V. Oommen, W. Himstedt, R. A. Nussbaum, S. P. Loader, B. Presswell, H. Mueller, S. B. Krishna, R. Boistel, and M. Wilkinson. 2002. A molecular phylogeny of ichthyophiid caecilians (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Ichthyophiidae): out of India or out of south east Asia. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences, Series B, 269:1563-1569.

Nussbaum, R. A., and M. Wilkinson. 1989. On the classification and phylogeny of caecilians (Amphibia: Gymnophiona), a critical review. Herpetological Monographs 3:1-42.


Species account of I. bannanicus on AmphibiaWeb (Univ. of California, Berkeley).

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To cite this page: AmphibiaTree, 2004, "Ichthyophis bannanicus" (On-line), Digital Morphology. Accessed July 12, 2024 at http://digimorph.org/specimens/Ichthyophis_bannanicus/.

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