Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Ok, Ok, we'll admit it - not ALL creatures are cute!

This photograph released by www.frogindia.org shows an adult Chikilidae, a new species of legless amphibian known as a caecilian, with eggs and hatchlings at an undisclosed location in north-eastern India. Researchers digging through mud in northeast India have discovered a new family of legless amphibians in a rare scientific breakthrough. The family of burrowing, tailless creatures was identified by scientists working for five years in remote Indian states including Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland.


 Picture: WWW.FROGINDIA.ORG / Sathyabhama Das Biju/AFP/Getty Images

1 comment:

Emmy said...

These look rather like earthworms....but I think earthworms might be just the tiniest bit cuter... :-/