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Lacerta Linnaeus 1758 (lizard)

Reptilia - Squamata - Lacertidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 37962

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Lacertidae according to R. Estes 1983

Sister taxa: Acanthodactylus, Amblyolacerta, Archaeolacerta, Cernaycerta, Cryptolacerta, Dormaalisaurus, Dracaenosaurus, Edlartetia, Eremias, Escampcerta, Gallotia, Gracilicerta, Mediolacerta, Miolacerta, Plesiolacerta, Podarcis, Psammodromus, Pseudeumeces, Quercycerta, Succinilacerta, Takydromus, Tropidosaura

Subtaxa: Lacerta agilis, Lacerta filholi, Lacerta poncenatensis, Lacerta viridis

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Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-carnivore