This amphibian is just about indistinguishable from a worm
|April 29, 2012||Posted by News under Evolution, News|
In “Limbless amphibian species found” (BBC Tamil Service, April 25, 2012), Sivaramakrishnan Parameswaran reports,
The animal was identified by accident in the Western Ghats area in the state of Kerala, South India.
The specimens were found inside moist soil after digging the shrub-covered bank of a mountain stream.
The creature – about 168mm in length and pink in colour – belongs to an enigmatic, limbless group of amphibians known as the caecilians.
Without looking quite closely at the BBC photo, you wouldn’t even suspect that it wasn’t an earthworm.
Is this Devolution in Action!?
Oh wait! Wasn’t that supposed to be Evo- … oh, never mind.
Just think, one of their best examples, and it is going in the wrong direction … Shocka …