Ophisaurus Daudin 1803 (glass lizard)

Reptilia - Squamata - Anguidae

Alternative spelling: Opheosaurus

Parent taxon: Ophisaurini according to M. L. Augé 2005

See also Böhme 2008, Böhme 2010, Carroll 1988, Cernansky et al. 2015, Cope 1875, Estes 1983, Frank and Ramus 1996, Mors et al. 2000, Rage and Ford 1980, Sullivan 1987, Venczel and Stiuca 2008 and Vianey-Liaud et al. 2014

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Ophisaurus apodus Ophisaurus attenuatus Ophisaurus compressus Ophisaurus harti Ophisaurus koellikeri Ophisaurus spinari Ophisaurus ventralis

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Ecology: insectivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Croatia (1 collection), Greece (1), Hungary (6), Italy (4), United States (16: Florida, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas)

• Blancan of United States (1: Kansas)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of France (1), Hungary (1)

• Pliocene of France (1), Hungary (3), Morocco (1), Poland (1), Slovakia (1), Turkey (1)

• Neogene of Slovakia (1)

• Miocene of Austria (2), Canada (1: Saskatchewan), the Czech Republic (1), France (2), Germany (18), Greece (1), Hungary (10), Italy (1), Kazakhstan (1), Portugal (1), Romania (1), Slovakia (1), Spain (8), Switzerland (1), Ukraine (3), United States (5: Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Kansas, Nebraska)

• Oligocene of France (3), Germany (3)

• Eocene of France (7), Germany (1), the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 113 collections including 123 occurrences

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