worm lizard


worm lizard
Any of many small limbless burrowing tropical lizards, of the family Amphisbaenidae, that resemble worms.

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  • worm lizard — n. AMPHISBAENIAN …   English World dictionary

  • worm lizard — any of numerous burrowing, primarily legless lizards of the suborder Amphisbaenia, mostly inhabiting tropical areas and resembling an earthworm in shape. * * * ▪ reptile       (Rhineura floridana), lizard that has no limbs or external eyes or… …   Universalium

  • worm lizard — noun a lizard of the genus Amphisbaena; harmless wormlike limbless lizard of warm or tropical regions having concealed eyes and ears and a short blunt tail • Hypernyms: ↑lizard • Member Holonyms: ↑Amphisbaena, ↑genus Amphisbaena, ↑Amphisbaenia,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • worm lizard — noun a subterranean burrowing reptile resembling an earthworm, being blind, apparently segmented, and typically without limbs. [Suborder Amphisbaenia: numerous species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • Puerto Rican Worm lizard — Taxobox name = Puerto Rican Worm Lizard image caption = regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Sauropsida ordo = Squamata subordo = Amphisbaenia familia = Amphisbaenidae genus = Amphisbaena species = A. caeca binomial = Amphisbaena caeca… …   Wikipedia

  • Checkerboard worm lizard — Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • European Worm Lizard — Taxobox name = European Worm Lizard regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Reptilia ordo = Squamata familia = Amphisbaenia genus = Blanus species = B. cinereus binomial = Blanus cinereus The European Worm Lizard ( Blanus cinereus ) is a… …   Wikipedia

  • Flinders Ranges Worm-lizard — Taxobox name = Flinders Ranges Worm lizard status = LR/nt | status system = IUCN2.3 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Reptilia ordo = Squamata familia = Pygopodidae genus = Aprasia species = A. pseudopulchella binomial = Aprasia… …   Wikipedia

  • Iberian Worm Lizard — Taxobox name = Iberian Worm Lizard status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Reptilia ordo = Squamata familia = Amphisbaenidae genus = Blanus species = B. cinereus binomial = Blanus cinereus binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • Moroccan Worm Lizard — Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification K …   Wikipedia

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