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Amphisbaena Linnaeus 1758 (worm lizard)

Reptilia - Squamata - Amphisbaenidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 83956

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Amphisbaenidae according to C. Gans and R. Montero 1998

Sister taxa: Ancyclocranium, Anops, Aulura, Baikia, Blanus, Bronia, Campinosaurus, Crythiosaurinae, Listromycter, Lophocranion, Platyrhachis, Rhineurinae

Subtaxa: Amphisbaena alba, Amphisbaena braestrupi, Amphisbaena caeca, Amphisbaena cubana, Amphisbaena darwini, Amphisbaena fenestrata, Amphisbaena fuliginosa, Amphisbaena gonavensis, Amphisbaena innocens, Amphisbaena laurenti, Amphisbaena vermicularis

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Ecology: fossorial insectivore