Amphisbaenia

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Worm lizards
Temporal range: Cretaceous - Recent
A worm lizard
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Amphisbaenia
Gray, 1844

Amphisbaenia are reptiles, in the third suborder of Squamata. Amphisbaenians have features that link them to both lizards and snakes, but they have enough of their own features to be a separate suborder. Amphisbaenians can live both above and below the ground.

There are four families, made up of 18 genera, and about 160 species.

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