Amphisbaenidae

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Amphisbaenidae

[¦am·fəs¦bēn·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A family of tropical snakelike lizards in the suborder Sauria.
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A taxonomic revision of the Trogonophinae and a functional interpretation of the amphisbaenid adaptive pattern.
In fact, Leposternon is considered one of the most specialized amphisbaenids (Gans, 1968), even among the spade-snouted species (Gans, 1977).
Besides specific differences among the spade-snouted amphisbaenids, it is likely that this type of cycle is the same for all of those species, the shovel shape of the head apparently being a strong enough convergence to warrant this assumption (cf.