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Synonyms for Amphisbaenia

type genus of the Amphisbaenidae

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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.
alba moves along the trail, ants pheromone particles could adhere to the amphisbaenian body, thus enabling it to chemically mimetize leaf-cutting ants of the genus Atta, in order to get a kind of "passport entry" into the nest.
A fixed camera of a Futuralix videofluoroscopy machine, housed at Santa Casa da Misericordia do Rio de Janeiro, recorded the amphisbaenian tunneling movements inside the terrarium.
The molecular evolutionary tree of lizards, snakes, and amphisbaenians. Comptes.
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. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.
The reptile segment (59 pages) covers all four reptilian orders: Testudines (turtles and tortoises), Crocodilia, Rhynchocephalia (tuataras), and Squamata (amphisbaenians, lizards, snakes).
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. Given these research gaps, and the high number of threatened species in the three fully assessed orders, the Red List's authors surmise that "the overall estimate of 20 percent of reptiles species as threatened is probably low for the entire class."
The tympanic membrane in many fossorial (burrowing) and semi-fossorial Lizards, such as the legless Anniella, as well as in other Reptiles, such as the Tuatara, Amphisbaenians, and, of course, Snakes are absent (Tumarkin, 1968; Kaplan, 2014).
Squamates (lizard, snakes and amphisbaenians), with the exception of fragmentary remains from Africa and India, are only known from localities in northern continents (Laurasia).