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n.1.(Zool.) A small, footless, burrowing, snakelike lizard (Rhineura Floridana) allied to Amphisbæna, native of Florida; - so called because it leaves its burrows after a thundershower.
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Many modern families and genera of anurans make their first appearance in North America during the Miocene, including Bufo, Rana, Pelobatidae, and Hylidae, Many families of lizards occur, including Iguanidae (sensu lato), Scincidae, Teiidae, Anguidne, Helodermatidae, Xantusiidae, and Rhineuridae. Snakes are represented by five families, including Aniliidae, Boidae, Colubridae, Elapidae, and Viperidae (Holman 1995).