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(order Squamata, suborder Sauria)

A family of lizards which resemble limbless skinks but are not closely related to them. The head is flattened, with tiny eyes under transparent scales, and there is no ear opening. The body is cylindrical. The lizards feed mainly on termites. There are four species in a single genus, Feylina, occurring in Equatorial Africa and Madagascar.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

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