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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 amphisbaenian deviated from obstacles (small stones with mean diameter of approximately 20 mm) on two occasions while moving along the trail, after which it soon returned to the trail and continued to move forward (Fig.
We recorded 47 species (26 lizards, 19 snakes, one amphisbaenian and one turtle).
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).
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.
The worm lizards (or amphisbaenians, the family Amphisbaenidae) are also legless burrowers with very smooth scales.