Amphisbaena Linnaeus 1758 (worm lizard)

Reptilia - Squamata - Amphisbaenidae

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

See also Frank and Ramus 1996

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

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections including 3 occurrences

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