Machaerosaurus Gilmore 1928 (lizard)

Reptilia - Squamata - Anguidae

Full reference: C. W. Gilmore. 1928. Fossil lizards of North America. Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences 22(3):1-201

Parent taxon: Anguidae according to R. M. Sullivan 1991

See also Carroll 1988, Estes 1983, Gilmore 1928 and Sullivan 1987

Sister taxa: Abronia, Anguinae, Anniellinae, Bainguis, Barisia, Coloptychon, Diploglossinae, Elgaria, Gerrhonotinae, Glyptosaurinae, Odaxosaurinae, Odaxosaurus, Ophiodes, Ophisauromimus, Rajaurisaurus, Xestops lentus, Xestops microdus, Xestops minutus, Xestops piercei

Subtaxa: Machaerosaurus torrejonensis

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Ecology: insectivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (1: Wyoming collection)

• Paleocene of United States (10: Montana, New Mexico, Wyoming)

• Cretaceous of United States (1: New Jersey)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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