Sphenosiagon simplex Gao and Fox 1991 (squamates)

Reptilia - Squamata - Teiidae

Full reference: K. -Q. Gao and R. C. Fox. 1991. New teiid lizards from the Upper Cretaceous Oldman Formation (Judithian) of southeastern Alberta, Canada, with a review of the Cretaceous record of teiids. Annals of Carnegie Museum 60(2):145-162

Belongs to Sphenosiagon according to K. -Q. Gao and R. C. Fox 1991

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: UALVP 29742, a mandible (a fragmentary left mandible having splenial firmly articulated with the dentary, and having eight posterior teeth and the base of the last dentary tooth). Its type locality is Irvine microvertebrate site, which is in a Judithian terrestrial horizon in the Dinosaur Park Formation of Canada.

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-carnivore


• Cretaceous of Canada (3: Alberta collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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