TIL about a species of caecilian called the Boulengerula taitanus. Mothers of this species develop an outer layer of skin that’s rich in nutrients after laying their eggs. Once hatched, their offspring use specialised teeth to peel and eat this outer layer of their mother’s modified skin.

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