Family Scincidae Gray 1825 (skink)

Reptilia - Squamata - Scincidae

Parent taxon: Scincoidea according to R. A. Pyron et al. 2013

See also Böhme 2010, Carroll 1988, Cope 1871, Cope 1875, Estes 1964, Estes 1969, Estes 1983, Estes and Berberian 1970, Estes et al. 1988, Frank and Ramus 1996, Gao and Fox 1996, Kuhn 1946, Lee and Caldwell 2000, Seiffert 1975 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Anelytropsidae, Carusia, Cordylidae, Cordyliformes, Dakotaseps, Dimekodontosaurus, Eoxanta, Estescincosaurus, Feyliniidae, Foliesaurus, Gerrhosauridae, Globaura, Hymenosaurus, Myrmecodaptria, Ornatocephalus, Paramacellodidae, Parmeosaurus, Pyrenasaurus, Scincoideus, Tepexisaurus, Webbsaurus, Xantusiidae

Subtaxa: Acontias Aethesia Aocnodromeus Axonoscincus Ayalasaurus Berruva Corucia Feylinia Feylininae Gekkomimus Lygosoma Lygosominae Oligosoma Orthoscincus Orthrioscincus Parotosaurus Penemabuya Plestiodon Sauriscus Scincinae Sphenomorphus Tiliqua Verticaria

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Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (9 collections), the Bahamas (2), Greece (2), Israel (2), New Zealand (1), Northern Mariana Islands (1), the Philippines (3), Spain (2), United States (17: California, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia)

• Blancan of United States (5: Kansas, Nebraska)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Australia (1)

• Pliocene of Morocco (1), Turkey (1)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: Arizona)

• Miocene of Australia (1), Austria (2), the Czech Republic (1), France (1), Germany (3), Hungary (4), Italy (1), Morocco (1), New Zealand (3), Spain (1), Ukraine (1), United States (15: Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas)

• Harrisonian of United States (1: Nebraska)

• Arikareean of United States (1: Florida)

• Oligocene of Australia (1)

• Eocene to Miocene of France (1)

• Eocene of China (1), France (3), Spain (2)

• Paleocene of France (1)

• Cretaceous of Canada (2: Alberta), United States (1: Texas)

Total: 96 collections including 121 occurrences

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