Amphisbaena

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Amphisbaena

two-headed monster, either scaled like a snake or feathered; one head remains awake while the other sleeps. [Roman Myth.: White]
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An aid to the identification of the South American species of Amphisbaena (Squamata, Amphisbaenidae).
Pulmonary infection by Raillietiella gighohi in Amphisbaena species (with their respective host habitat type), and values of prevalence (in %), intensity of infection, the corresponding range of the intensity of infection, and data source.