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Family Teiidae Gray 1827 (whiptail lizard)

Reptilia - Squamata

Invalid subtaxa: Alethesaurus quadratus Gilmore 1928 [nomen vanum], Iguanavus exilis Marsh 1872 [nomen dubium], Iguanavus teres Marsh 1892 [nomen dubium], Lanceosaurus compressus Gilmore 1928 [nomen vanum], Lanceosaurus hatcheri Gilmore 1928 [nomen vanum]

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 taxon: Gymnophthalmidae

Subtaxa: Barbatteius, Conicodontosaurus, Gerontoseps, Glyptogenys, Harmodontosaurus, Meyasaurus, Ptilotodon, Sphenosiagon, Teiinae, Tupinambinae

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Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-carnivore