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Amphisbaenidae  Gray, 1865
Taxonomic Serial No.: 209627

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Tropical Worm Lizards [English]
 
    Amphisbaenids [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2020   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbènes, lézards, serpents  
                            SuborderAmphisbaenia  – Worm Lizards, Amphisbaenians  
                               FamilyAmphisbaenidae Gray, 1865 – Tropical Worm Lizards, Amphisbaenids  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Genus Amphisbaena Linnaeus, 1758 – Tropical Worm Lizards 
                                  Genus Ancylocranium Parker, 1942  
                                  Genus Baikia Gray, 1865  
                                  Genus Chirindia Boulenger, 1907  
                                  Genus Cynisca Gray, 1844  
                                  Genus Dalophia Gray, 1865  
                                  Genus Geocalamus Günther, 1880  
                                  Genus Leposternon Wagler, 1824  
                                  Genus Loveridgea Vanzolini, 1951  
                                  Genus Mesobaena Mertens, 1925  
                                  Genus Monopeltis A. Smith, 1848  
                                  Genus Zygaspis Cope, 1885  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Peter Uetz  
  Notes: Associate Professor, CSBC   
  Reference for: Amphisbaenidae    
       
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Amphisbaenidae    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Amphisbaenidae   
       
  Source: Reptile Database (2020), website (version Dec-2019)  
  Acquired: 2020   
  Notes: Uetz, P., Freed, P. & Hosek, J. (eds.) (2020) The Reptile Database, http://www.reptile-database.org   
  Reference for: Amphisbaenidae   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Amphisbaenidae   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Kearney, Maureen  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title: Systematics of the Amphisbaenia (Lepidosauria: Squamata) based on morphological evidence from recent and fossil forms   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Herpetological Monographs, vol. 17, no. 1   
  Page(s): 1-74   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0733-1347   
  Notes: doi: 10.1655/0733-1347(2003)017[0001:SOTALB]2.0.CO;2   
  Reference for: Amphisbaenidae   
       

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