Definition of Order Gymnophiona

1. Noun. An order of amphibians including caecilians.

Exact synonyms: Gymnophiona
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Amphibia, Class Amphibia
Member holonyms: Caeciliadae, Caeciliidae, Family Caeciliadae, Family Caeciliidae

Lexicographical Neighbors of Order Gymnophiona

order Foraminifera
order Fucales
order Gadiformes
order Galliformes
order Ganoidei
order Gaviiformes
order Gentianales
order Geophilomorpha
order Geraniales
order Ginkgoales
order Gnetales
order Graminales
order Gregarinida
order Gruiformes
order Guttiferales
order Gymnophiona (current term)
order Haemosporidia
order Haplosporidia
order Heliozoa
order Helotiales
order Hemiptera
order Heterosomata
order Heterotrichales
order Hymenogastrales
order Hymenoptera
order Hypericales
order Hypermastigina
order Hypocreales
order Hyracoidea
order Ichthyosauria

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 ..."

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