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†family Teiidae Stirton 1953 (lizard)

Reptilia - Squamata

PaleoDB taxon number: 37927

Full reference: R. A. Stirton. 1953. Vertebrate paleontology and continental stratigraphy in Colombia. Geological Society of America Bulletin 64:603-622

Parent taxon: Teiioidea according to M. S. Y. Lee and M. W. Caldwell 2000

Sister taxa: Barbatteiidae, Gymnophthalmidae, Macroteiida

Subtaxa: Alethesaurus quadratus, Brevisaurus, Conicodontosaurus, Gerontoseps, Glyptogenys, Harmodontosaurus, Iguanavus exilis, Iguanavus teres, Lanceosaurus compressus, Lanceosaurus hatcheri, Meyasaurus, Ptilotodon, Sphenosiagon, Teiinae, Tupinambinae

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Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-carnivore