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[From New Latin Amphisbaenia, suborder name, from Amphisbaena, type genus, from Latin amphisbaena, amphisbaena; see amphisbaena.]

am′phis·bae′ni·an adj.
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The fossil also reveals that amphisbaenians are not closely related to snakes, but to lacertids, a group of limbed lizards from Europe, Africa and Asia.
Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata:Part II Lizards and Amphisbaenians.
But the two largest orders - those of snakes and lizards - were not fully analyzed, nor was the order of legless amphisbaenians.