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Amphisbaenia (worm lizard)

Reptilia - Squamata

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1844Amphisbaenia Gray
1946Amphisbaenia Kuhn p. 61
1975Amphisbaenia Seiffert p. 10
1983Amphisbaenia Estes
1985Amphisbaenia Benton p. 157
1988Amphisbaenia Estes et al.
1996Amphisbaenia Frank and Ramus
1996Amphisbaenia Gao and Hou p. 590
1998Amphisbaenia Gao and Nessov
2000Amphisbaenia Lee and Caldwell
2003Amphisbaenia Kearney
2005Amphisbaenia Head
2006Amphisbaenia Augé and Rage p. 239
2006Amphisbaenia Smith p. 5
2010Amphisbaenia Böhme p. 26
2013Amphisbaenia Pyron et al.
2015Amphisbaenia Cernansky et al. p. 104
2016Amphisbaenia Georgalis et al.
2016Amphisbaenia Stocker and Kirk

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Lepidosauromorpha(Benton 1983)
superorderLepidosauria()
orderSquamata
infraorderAmphisbaeniaGray 1844
infraorderAmphisbaeniaGray 1844

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
M. Kearney 2003"Enlarged, median premaxillary tooth; enlarged, azygous orbitosphenoid plate; scales arranged in annular ringsl extensive palatine-ectopterygoid contact closing suborbital fenestra; absence of epipterygoidl and a unique extracolumellar system. (pgs. 47-48)"