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Lepidophyma Duméril 1851 (tropical night lizard)

Reptilia - Squamata - Xantusiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 37924

Synonyms: Gaigeia Smith 1939 (no. 120869), Impensodens Langebartel 1953 (no. 120865)

Parent taxon: Xantusiidae according to R. Estes 1983

Sister taxa: Catactegenys, Cricosaura, Klauberina, Palaeoxantusia, Palepidophyma, Paracontogenys, Xantusia

Subtaxa: Lepidophyma arizeloglyphus, Lepidophyma flavimaculatum, Lepidophyma gaigeae

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Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-herbivore