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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Reptiles (snakes, lizards, and amphisbaenians) constitute phylogenetically diverse group with more than 9400 extant species (Wiens et al., 2012; Pyron et al., 2013).
The information gathered was also compiled on extensive literature reviews, such as Avila and Silva (2010) for helminths of lizards and amphisbaenians and Fernandes and Kohn (2014) for trematodes of reptiles.
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).
Amphisbaenians, or worm lizards, constitute a monophyletic group of highly specialized fossorial squamates with approximately 200 species (Pinna et al.
Lizards and Amphisbaenians. Smithsonian Institution Press.
Catalogue of the neotropical squamata Part II: Lizards and amphisbaenians. Smithsonian, Washington.
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.