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Amphisbaena

Sources:

xxxv - 85 geminum caput amphisbaenae, hoc est et a cauda, tamquam parum esset uno ore fundi venenum.

[12.4.20] Amphisbaena dicta, eo quod duo capita habeat, unum in loco suo, alterum in cauda, currens ex utroque capite, tractu corporis circulato. Haec sola serpentium frigori se committit, prima omnium procedens. De qua idem Lucanus: Et gravis in geminum vergens caput amphisbaena. [21] Cuius oculi lucent veluti lucernae.

Imagines:

Anphivena (The Medieval Bestiary: Animals in the Middle Ages)

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Amphisbaena  (Aberdeen Bestiary)

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Ausibena  (National Library of the Netherlands)

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