Tupinambis Daudin 1802 (tegu)

Reptilia - Squamata

Synonyms: Diasemosaurus Ameghino 1898, Dibolosodon Ameghino 1898

Parent taxon: Lacertilia according to R. Estes 1983

See also Carroll 1988, Estes 1961, Fernicola and Albino 2012 and Frank and Ramus 1996

Sister taxa: Araeosaurus, Carlesia, Changjiangidae, Costasaurus, Cremastosaurus, Cremastosaurus rhambastes, Diacium, Dicarlesia, Durotrigia, Francosaurophis, Iguanavus, Kionocrania, Nyctisaura, Ophiosauri, Oxia, Paraprionosaurus, Proaigialosaurus, Repentia, Rhiptoglossa, Sauromorus, Scincomorpha, Tarratosaurus, Teilhardosaurus

Subtaxa: Diasemosaurus occidentalis Dibolosodon typicus Tupinambis teguixin

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (1 collection), Bolivia (1)

• Pliocene of Argentina (5)

• Montehermosan of Argentina (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (4), Colombia (2)

Total: 14 collections including 15 occurrences

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