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Family Teiidae Gray 1827 (whiptail lizard)

Reptilia - Squamata

PaleoDB taxon number: 37927

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1827. A synopsis of the genera of saurian reptiles, in which some new genera are indicated, and the others reviewed by actual examination. Annals of Philosophy 2(7):54-58

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

Sister taxa: Gymnophthalmidae, Macroteiida

Subtaxa: Alethesaurus quadratus, Barbatteius, 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