†subfamily Glyptosaurinae Marsh 1872 (lizard)

Reptilia - Squamata - Anguidae

Alternative spelling: Glyptosauridae

Parent taxon: Anguidae according to R. M. Sullivan 1986

See also Conrad 2004, Estes 1983, Kuhn 1946, Smith 2006 and Stocker and Kirk 2016

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

Subtaxa: Arpadosaurus Diacium quinquepedale Eoglyptosaurus Glyptosaurini Glyptosaurus Helodermoides Melanosaurini Melanosaurus Paraglyptosaurus Placosaurus Proxestops Xestops

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Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of the Czech Republic (1 collection)

• Oligocene of Mongolia (1), United States (6: Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming)

• Eocene to Miocene of France (1)

• Eocene of Belgium (1), Canada (1: Northwest Territories), China (3), France (27), Germany (3), Portugal (1), Spain (6), Switzerland (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (136: California, Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

• Paleocene of United States (28: Montana, New Mexico, South Carolina, Utah, Wyoming)

• Cretaceous of United States (4: New Jersey, Texas)

Total: 221 collections including 294 occurrences

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