Odaxosaurus Gilmore 1928 (lizard)

Reptilia - Squamata - Anguidae

Synonym: Pancelosaurus Meszoely 1970

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 N. R. Longrich et al. 2012

See also Bryant 1989, Carroll 1988, Estes 1976, Estes 1983, Gao and Fox 1996, Gilmore 1928, Meszoely 1970, Meszoely et al. 1978, Peng et al. 2001, Sullivan 1986 and Sullivan and Lucas 1996

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

Subtaxa: Odaxosaurus piger Odaxosaurus priscus Odaxosaurus roosevelti

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Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (1: Wyoming collection)

• Paleocene of Canada (1: Alberta), United States (11: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Wyoming)

• Cretaceous of Canada (14: Alberta, Saskatchewan), United States (25: Colorado, Montana, New Jersey, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 52 collections including 54 occurrences

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