Family Teiidae Gray 1827 (lizard)

Reptilia - Squamata - Teiidae

Alternative spellings: Teidae, Tejidae

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

See also Alifanov 2000, Carroll 1988, Cope 1871, Cope 1875, Estes 1964, Estes 1969, Estes 1983, Estes and Berberian 1970, Estes et al. 1988, Fernicola and Albino 2012, Frank and Ramus 1996, Gao and Fox 1991, Gao and Fox 1996, Gao and Hou 1996, Gao and Norell 2000, Kuhn 1946, McGrew et al. 1959, Nessov 1988, Peng et al. 2001, Seiffert 1975, Stirton 1953 and Sullivan and Estes 1997

Sister taxa: Barbatteiidae, Gymnophthalmidae, Macroteiida

Subtaxa: Alethesaurus quadratus Alopoglossus Amapasaurus Anotosaura Brevisaurus Cercosaura Colobosaura Colobosauroides Conicodontosaurus Crocodilurus Echinosaura Gerontoseps Glyptogenys Harmodontosaurus Iguanavus exilis Iguanavus teres Iphisa Kentropyx Lanceosaurus compressus Lanceosaurus hatcheri Meyasaurus Pantodactylus Proctoporus Ptilotodon Sphenosiagon Teiinae Teius Tupinambinae

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Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Antigua and Barbuda (2 collections), the Bahamas (4), Mexico (1), United States (10: Arizona, California, Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, South Dakota)

• Blancan of United States (2: Kansas, Nebraska)

• Hemphillian of United States (2: Arizona, Nebraska)

• Miocene of Brazil (1), Colombia (24), Peru (1), United States (7: Florida, Kansas, Nebraska)

• Eocene to Miocene of France (1)

• Eocene of Argentina (1), France (2), United States (2: Wyoming)

• Cretaceous of Canada (7: Alberta, Saskatchewan), Chile (1), China (1), Hungary (1), Mongolia (1), Spain (6), United States (18: Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Wyoming), Uzbekistan (1)

Total: 96 collections including 105 occurrences

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