Amphisbaenia

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Noun1.Amphisbaenia - type genus of the AmphisbaenidaeAmphisbaenia - type genus of the Amphisbaenidae  
reptile genus - a genus of reptiles
worm lizard - a lizard of the genus Amphisbaena; harmless wormlike limbless lizard of warm or tropical regions having concealed eyes and ears and a short blunt tail
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Amphisbaenians (Reptilia: Amphisbaenidae) in nests of Atta sexdens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Eastern Amazonia, Brazil.
Lano enlarges our knowledge of the latest Cretaceous faunas: it includes one of the oldest records of both Salamandridae and Palaeobatrachidae lissamphibians in the world (Duffaud and Rage, 1999), and one of the oldest records of amphisbaenians or anguids in Europe (Rage, 1999).
The life cycle of amphisbaenians is almost entirely restricted to the interior soil of tropical and temperate environments (Kearney 2003), and their diet consisted mainly of small invertebrate prey (e.
Catalogue of the neotropical squamata Part II: Lizards and amphisbaenians.
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.
Morphological and physiological specialization for digging in amphisbaenians, an ancient lineage of fossorial vertebrates.
The worm lizards (or amphisbaenians, the family Amphisbaenidae) are also legless burrowers with very smooth scales.
But the two largest orders - those of snakes and lizards - were not fully analyzed, nor was the order of legless amphisbaenians.