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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During the observation, we employed the focal animal method to record all occurrences of specific behaviors of interest exhibited by the amphisbaenid. Ant workers were collected as vouchers and identified according to Della Lucia (1993), and subsequently deposited in the Entomological Collection of Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso (CEMT).
In fact, Leposternon is considered one of the most specialized amphisbaenids (Gans, 1968), even among the spade-snouted species (Gans, 1977).