discovered-speciesThis new species of limbless amphibian is said to resemble a slimy earthworm with jaws, teeth and scales!

In 2003, a research assistant at the Bombay Natural History Society, Varad Giri, was searching in an evergreen forest near Dhanagarwada, when he the discovered this subterranean relative of the frog under a rock on a patch of grass.

The animal was a new caecilian (legless amphibian) never before seen by scientists. Members of London’s prestigious Department of Zoology at The Natural History Museum, Dr. Mark Wilkinson and Dr. David J. Gower confirmed the findings.