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Reptilia - Squamata - Macrocephalosauridae
It was synonymized subjectively with Polyglyphanodontidae by Estes (1983); it was replaced with Gilmoreteiidae by Langer (1998).
It was assigned to Sauria by Alifanov (1993); to Scincomorpha by Sulimski (1975) and Alifanov (2000); and to Macrocephalosauroidea by Alifanov (2000).
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.
|V. R. Alifanov 1993||Lizards of various sizes. postorbital and postfrontal bones forming bicondylar articular surface for cruciform contact between them. Frontal bones always paired. palatine processes of pterygoid bones long, their contact with vomers rarely lost. lateral process of coronoid almost indiscernable or small, and contacting ventrally on dentary bone. Teeth conical, tri- or multitubercular and always subpleurodont.|