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Snake-like Venom glands discovered along the teeth of Amphibians


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Caecilians are amphibians like salamanders and frogs, but they’re often mistaken for snakes because of their long, legless bodies. New microscope and chemical analyses suggest that, like snakes, caecilians have glands near their teeth that secrete toxins. The discovery raises the possibility that caecilians may be the first amphibians found capable of delivering a venomous bite. They are nearly blind.