Gerontoseps Gao and Fox 1991 (squamates)

Reptilia - Squamata - Teiidae

Full reference: K. -Q. Gao and R. C. Fox. 1991. New teiid lizards from the Upper Cretaceous Oldman Formation (Judithian) of southeastern Alberta, Canada, with a review of the Cretaceous record of teiids. Annals of Carnegie Museum 60(2):145-162

Parent taxon: Teiidae according to K. -Q. Gao and R. C. Fox 1996

See also Alifanov 1993, Alifanov 2000, Gao and Fox 1991, Nydam et al. 2010 and Peng et al. 2001

Sister taxa: Alethesaurus quadratus, Alopoglossus, Amapasaurus, Anotosaura, Brevisaurus, Callopistinae, Cercosaura, Colobosaura, Colobosauroides, Conicodontosaurus, Crocodilurus, Echinosaura, Glyptogenys, Harmodontosaurus, Iguanavus exilis, Iguanavus teres, Iphisa, Kentropyx, Lanceosaurus compressus, Lanceosaurus hatcheri, Meyasaurus, Pantodactylus, Proctoporus, Ptilotodon, Sphenosiagon, Teiinae, Teiini, Teius, Tupinambinae

Subtaxa: Gerontoseps irvinensis

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Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Canada (2: Alberta collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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