amphisbaena


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(classical mythology) a serpent with a head at each end of its body

type genus of the Amphisbaenidae

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No obstante, Amphisbaena alba, serpiente conocida como la "madre de las hormigas cortadoras de hojas" (Azevedo-Ramos & Moutinho 1994) es reconocida por mantener una asociaciaon con las hormigas cortadoras de hojas (Riley et al.
En el caso de los reptiles, se encontraron nuevos registros de seis especies en el departamento (Ameiva preasignis, Amphisbaenafuliginosa, Amphisbaena sp.
Prevalence and intensity of infection by Raillietiella gigliolii Hett, 1924 (Pentastomida) in Amphisbaena alba Linnaeus, 1758 and A.
In this study we will examine the histological anatomy of the oviducts of the brown house snake (Lamprophis fuliginosus), the Brahminy blind snake (Rhamphotyphiops braminus), and the worm lizard, Amphisbaena fuliginosa, to determine if the anatomy of the worm lizard oviduct is more similar to the snakes or lizards.
Figuratively, we can represent this relationship by an analogy between the amphisbaena, the two-headed reptile which eats its own tail, and the chiral repetition of the mirror: through those two examples, one dynamic, the other static, Beckett achieves one and the same effect, that of a dead end.
Es posible que la diferencia en cuanto a riqueza con Besotes, por lo menos en la region Tropical, se deba a que en este sitio se encontro, ademas de especies de las planicies del Caribe, una mayor diversidad de especies de habitos minadores de los generos Amphisbaena y de la familia Leptotyphlopidae.
At Yacopi we identified 47 species of reptiles: 26 lizards, 19 snakes, one amphisbaena and one turtle.
El segundo habitat exhibio de manera similar una moderada riqueza de taxones (26-74), pero destacaron por su distribucion las tres especies limnobiontes eurihalinas de primer grado: Chlorella vulgaris, Tetraedron minimum y Caloneis amphisbaena.
Four other snakes participate in these head games as the narrative proceeds: the amphisbaena moves towards its twin heads (719); the dipsas twists back its head to kill the first of Cato's soldiers (738); seps causes Sabe llus' head and neck to flow away (781); Paulus is struck through the head by the flying iaculum (824).
amphisbaena, les permitio concluir que si alguna vez se divide el genero Pinnularia, la division no se hara siguiendo los criterios tradicionales que separan estos dos generos.