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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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For specimens from Minas Gerais state, parasites were collected during examination of gut content from three tegu lizards (Salvator merianae, Dumeril and Bibron, 1839), and during formalin injection in one lizard (Enyalius bilineatus, Dumeril and Bibron, 1837), one amphisbaenian (Amphisbaena alba, Linnaeus, 1758), and one snake (Xenopholis undulates, Jensen, 1900).
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.
Reptiles (snakes, lizards, and amphisbaenians) constitute phylogenetically diverse group with more than 9400 extant species (Wiens et al., 2012; Pyron et al., 2013).
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).
Lizards and Amphisbaenians. Smithsonian Institution Press.
Catalogue of the neotropical squamata Part II: Lizards and amphisbaenians. Smithsonian, Washington.