Definition of Amphisbaenidae
1. Noun. Worm lizards.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Family
Group relationships: Lacertilia, Sauria, Suborder Lacertilia, Suborder Sauria
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amphisbaenidae
Literary usage of Amphisbaenidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1901)
"If the tongue and the dentition be taken as indications of relationship, the amphisbaenidae may perhaps be considered as degraded descendants of Iguanidae, ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"In the" limbless genera of amphisbaenidae the sternum is very much reduced; ... in the limbless amphisbaenidae the girdle is reduced to a pair of ..."
3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1896)
"BUTLER, GW—On the Complete or Partial Suppression of the Right Lung in the amphisbaenidae, and of the Left Lung in Snakes and Snake-like Lizards and ..."
4. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... and the burrowing, degraded American and African amphisbaenidae. A third group comprises the cosmopolitan Scincidae, the African and Malagasy ..."
5. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1892)
"... emphasizes the evidence furnished by the scapular arch, in favor of regarding it as representing a family distinct from the amphisbaenidae. ..."
6. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1883)
"... families occurring in the Nearctic region (as recognized) :— amphisbaenidae, .... Almost cosmopolitan. 1 species in the Florida subregion. ..."