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This snake-like amphibian could really pack a poisonous bite

A ringed cilium, Siphonops annulatus. Image: Carlos Jared, Instituto Butantan Scientists have detected snake-shaped dental glands in the cilices, which means that these serpentine creatures could actually be poisonous, an unheard-of trait among amphibians. Cecilios secrete a substance through their skin that makes them extra viscous. They also discharge a …

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