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

Amphisbaenia are a 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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