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Chamaeleonoidea (disused)

Reptilia - Squamata

Taxonomy
Chamaeleonoidea was named by Rafinesque (1815). It is extant.

It was assigned to Iguania by Alifanov (1996).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1815Chamaeleonoidea Rafinesque
1996Chamaeleonoidea Alifanov p. 467

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
RankNameAuthor
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Lepidosauromorpha(Benton 1983)
superorderLepidosauria()
orderSquamata
Episquamata
ToxicoferaVidal and Hedges 2005
infraorderIguaniaCuvier 1817
superfamilyChamaeleonoideaRafinesque 1815
superfamilyChamaeleonoideaRafinesque 1815

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
V. R. Alifanov 1996The dermal bones of the skull roof with osteodermal sculpturing. Dentary lacks coronoid process. Surangular process of dentary always expressed, located above anterior surangular foramen.