Friday, June 5, 2015

Habitat and Adaptation in Amphibia cont'd- Burrowing Forms

Burrowing Forms:

They are found mostly in order Apoda and some other amphibians (Anurans).Apodans are highly specialized for burrowing habit and have following features:

1)Vermiform bodies.
2)Compact bony roofed skull.
3)Absence of limbs.
4)Presence of reduced eyes usually hidden in skin.
5)Presence of some special structure to dig burrow.
6)Dull colored skin.

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