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Portuguese term or phrase:cobra-de-duas-cabeças
English translation:Worm-Lizard
Entered by: Renata Costa
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23:06 Mar 31, 2004
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Science - Zoology / Biology
Portuguese term or phrase: cobra-de-duas-cabeças
São animais silvestres e não encontro correspondência dos nomes em inglês, além dos nomes científicos. Quando encontro sites a respeito, não há correspondência em português. Talvez eu esteja procurando errado. O fato é que já estou há um tempo procurando e o tempo está passando. Assim, resolvi recorrer à sua ajuda.
Muito obrigada, como sempre.
Renata Costa.
Renata Costa
Brazil
Local time: 02:38
Worm-Lizard
Explanation:
Worm-Lizard - parece-me ser este o nome vulgar. Ver:


Amphisbaena alba Cobra-de-duas-cabeças CE, AU
Amphisbaena cf. neglecta Cobra-de-duas-cabeças CE
Leposternon cf. microcephalum Cobra-de-duas-cabeças CE, MG


Herpbreeder.dk
Colli, GR & DR Zamboni. 1999. Ecology of the Worm-Lizard Amphisbaena alba in the
Cerrado of central Brazil. Copeia, 1999: 733-742. Cruz-Neto, AP & AS Abe.
www.herpbreeder.com/worldspecies/ Amphisbaenia/amphisbaena.htm


Tabela 8 -
FAMÍLIA AMPHISBAENIDAE (3). Amphisbaena alba, Cobra-de-duas-cabeças. CE,
AU. Amphisbaena cf. neglecta, Cobra-de-duas-cabeças. CE. Leposternon cf.
www.semarh.df.gov.br/site/cap15/08.htm


Preliminary Program - V Annual Meeting of the Instituto Butantan ...
Amphisbaena alba and Leposternon microcephalum are sympatric species .... in A. alba (but
not in L. microcephalum) is very ....... BIOLOGY OF THE "GLASS SNAKE" OPHIODES CF.
www.butantan.gov.br/eventos/anexo4.htm


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Note added at 2004-04-01 03:16:36 (GMT)
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O sítio seguinte, chama-lhe \"legless lizard\"- \"lagarto sem pernas\".

[PDF] Some Coccidial Parasites of the Lizard Amphisbaena alba (Reptilia ...
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML
98(7): 927-936, October 2003 Some Coccidial Parasites of the Lizard Amphisbaena
alba (Reptilia: Amphisbaenia: Amphisbaenidae) Ralph Lainson Departamento de ...
www.scielo.br/pdf/mioc/v98n7/v98n7a12.pdf

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Note added at 2004-04-01 03:22:12 (GMT)
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Pelas fotos que alguns dos sítios mostram, o bicho parece-se muito com uma minhoca, daí o nome Worm-Lizard.
Selected response from:

António Ribeiro
Local time: 15:38
Grading comment
Obrigada, Antonio. A cobra é de duas cabeças pois seu rabo parece muito uma outra cabeça. Isso é para que, quando o predador dela se aproximar (de seu rabo), a sua cabeça dê o bote por trás. 'E superinteressante.
Obrigada a todos.
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Summary of answers provided
4 +2Worm-LizardAntónio Ribeiro
5Legless Lizard or Two-headed Snake /("snake with two heads")
Maria Luisa Duarte
5amphisbaenidIlse Ackerman


  

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30 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
Worm-Lizard


Explanation:
Worm-Lizard - parece-me ser este o nome vulgar. Ver:


Amphisbaena alba Cobra-de-duas-cabeças CE, AU
Amphisbaena cf. neglecta Cobra-de-duas-cabeças CE
Leposternon cf. microcephalum Cobra-de-duas-cabeças CE, MG


Herpbreeder.dk
Colli, GR & DR Zamboni. 1999. Ecology of the Worm-Lizard Amphisbaena alba in the
Cerrado of central Brazil. Copeia, 1999: 733-742. Cruz-Neto, AP & AS Abe.
www.herpbreeder.com/worldspecies/ Amphisbaenia/amphisbaena.htm


Tabela 8 -
FAMÍLIA AMPHISBAENIDAE (3). Amphisbaena alba, Cobra-de-duas-cabeças. CE,
AU. Amphisbaena cf. neglecta, Cobra-de-duas-cabeças. CE. Leposternon cf.
www.semarh.df.gov.br/site/cap15/08.htm


Preliminary Program - V Annual Meeting of the Instituto Butantan ...
Amphisbaena alba and Leposternon microcephalum are sympatric species .... in A. alba (but
not in L. microcephalum) is very ....... BIOLOGY OF THE "GLASS SNAKE" OPHIODES CF.
www.butantan.gov.br/eventos/anexo4.htm


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Note added at 2004-04-01 03:16:36 (GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

O sítio seguinte, chama-lhe \"legless lizard\"- \"lagarto sem pernas\".

[PDF] Some Coccidial Parasites of the Lizard Amphisbaena alba (Reptilia ...
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML
98(7): 927-936, October 2003 Some Coccidial Parasites of the Lizard Amphisbaena
alba (Reptilia: Amphisbaenia: Amphisbaenidae) Ralph Lainson Departamento de ...
www.scielo.br/pdf/mioc/v98n7/v98n7a12.pdf

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Note added at 2004-04-01 03:22:12 (GMT)
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Pelas fotos que alguns dos sítios mostram, o bicho parece-se muito com uma minhoca, daí o nome Worm-Lizard.

António Ribeiro
Local time: 15:38
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 20
Grading comment
Obrigada, Antonio. A cobra é de duas cabeças pois seu rabo parece muito uma outra cabeça. Isso é para que, quando o predador dela se aproximar (de seu rabo), a sua cabeça dê o bote por trás. 'E superinteressante.
Obrigada a todos.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Muriel Vasconcellos
4 hrs

agree  Henrique Serra
10 hrs
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
cobra-de-duas-cabeças
amphisbaenid


Explanation:

I found one of these in a leaf-cutter ant mound once...! Also known in Portuguese as "mãe de sauva"....

Gans, C. 1966. Studies on amphisbaenids (Amphisbaenia, Reptilia). 3. The small species from southern South America commonly identified as Amphisbaena darwini. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist., 134: 185-260.

Ilse Ackerman
United States
Local time: 23:38
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Muriel Vasconcellos: This is the family name, not the species.
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cobra-de-duas-cabeças
Legless Lizard or Two-headed Snake /("snake with two heads")


Explanation:
common name "cobra de duas cabeças" ("snake with two heads")

Local Name: Legless Lizard or Two-headed Snake
Scientific Name: Amphisbaena alba
From Trinidad and Tobago
http://www.trinizoo.com/moreanimals.html

A. alba, the subject of this study, has a wide distribution from Panama, through Venezuela and the Guianas, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia east of the Andes, Brazil, Northern Paraguay and Trinidad. In the Amazon region of Brazil it is a common reptile, but its burrowing habits, and the fact that it is rarely encountered above ground, gives a misleading impression of rarity. It is frequenttly found in the nests of the "saúva", the fungus-ant Atta sexdens, where it doubtless consumes the larval stages, and this has led to a local name of "mãe de saúva" ("mother of the saúva"). Difficulty for the untrained eye in distinguishing the animal's head from its tail has given rise to another common name of "cobra de duas cabeças" ("snake with two heads"). As with most snake-like creatures, the bite of A. alba is wrongly assumed by many to be of a venomous nature and, in addition, there exists the strange local belief that it can also sting with its tail.




    Reference: http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0074...
    Reference: http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/resources/laurie_...
Maria Luisa Duarte
Spain
Local time: 07:38
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Henrique Serra: I would take anything coming from the scielo site in Brazil with a grain of salt, because many of those texts are not translated by professionals.
2 hrs
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