Definition of Order Gymnophiona
1. Noun. An order of amphibians including caecilians.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Amphibia, Class Amphibia
Member holonyms: Caeciliadae, Caeciliidae, Family Caeciliadae, Family Caeciliidae
Lexicographical Neighbors of Order Gymnophiona
Literary usage of Order Gymnophiona
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1886)
"I have endeavored to sustain the order Gymnophiona by the character of the fusion of the nasal and premaxillary bones found in the majority of the ..."
2. Outlines of Zoology by John Arthur Thomson, Marion Isabel Newbigin (1906)
"... both N. American, both with persistent gills, only the anterior limbs. Order GYMNOPHIONA or APODA. Worm-like or snake-like forms, subterranean in ..."
3. Zoology: An Elementary Text-book by Arthur Everett Shipley, Ernest William MacBride (1901)
"GYMNOPHIONA The order Gymnophiona is, as has already been mentioned, distinguished by the entire absence of limbs and the worm-like appearance and habits ..."