- Eocaecilia micropodia
- Jenkins and Walsh, 1993
- Meaning of generic name
- Dawn Caecilian
- Meaning of specific name
- small feet
- Skull length: 12.6 mm, Length: 15 cm
- Complete skeleton
- Age and Distribution
- Early Jurassic Kayenta Formation, Cononino County, Arizona.
- Lissamphibia Gymnophiona Eocaeciliaidae
- Further Reading
- Jenkins, FA & DM Walsh (1993), An Early Jurassic caecilian with limbs. Nature 365: 246-250.
- Creationist comment
- Agreeing with evolutionists that limbs can disappear through mutations.
- Image by Nobu Tamura (click to enlarge)
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Caecilians formed a group of limbless, mostly fossorial amphibians that lived in the tropical regions of Asia, Africa and South America. The fossil record of caecilians is extremely scarce. Eocaecilia from the Early Jurassic of Arizona is the earliest known Caecilian and also the most complete one. Among primtive features, Eocaecilia retains tiny limbs that have completely disappeared in modern species.