Amphisbaenia


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Synonyms for Amphisbaenia

type genus of the Amphisbaenidae

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The Amphisbaenia are a sub-order of Squamata, characterized by fossorial habits, absence of limbs (except for Bipes) elongated body, and a unique ring-like arrangement of body scale rows (Gans, 1978).
The characteristics and affinities of the Amphisbaenia.
Fauna type Amphisbaenia Turtles Lizards Snakes Total Trans-Andean 0 1 18 6 25 Broad 1 0 8 12 21 Total 1 1 26 18 46 Table 2.
Six families are recognized in the suborder Amphisbaenia, of which only Amphisbaenidae is present in Brazil with 68 known species (Pinna et al.