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†family Contogeniidae Nydam and Fitzpatrick 2009 (lizard)

Reptilia - Squamata

PaleoDB taxon number: 161662

Full reference: R. L. Nydam and B. M. Fitzpatrick. 2009. The occurrence of Contogenys-like lizards in the Late Cretaceous and Early Tertiary of the Western Interior of the U.S.A. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29(3):677-701

Parent taxon: Scincomorpha according to R. L. Nydam and B. M. Fitzpatrick 2009

Sister taxa: Apsgnathus, Balnealacerta, Becklesisaurus, Bellairsia, Borioteiioidea, Bothriagenys, Calanguban, Carusiidae, Chromatogenys, Cordyloidea, Gilmoreteiidae, Globauridae, Hugueneysaurus, Kleskunsaurus, Lonchisaurus, Monocnemodon, Slavoiidae, Chalcidae, Sepsidae

Subtaxa: Palaeoscincosaurus, Utahgenys

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