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Anguinae

Reptilia - Squamata - Anguidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1825Anguinae Gray
1954Anguininae McDowell and Bogert p. 130
1966Anguinae Kuhn p. 54
1970Anguinae Meszoely p. 119
1976Anguinae Estes p. 509
1983Anguinae Estes
1987Anguinae Sullivan p. 118
2014Anguinae Vianey-Liaud et al. p. 573
2015Anguinae Cernansky et al. p. 106

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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
Sauropsida
RankNameAuthor
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Lepidosauromorpha(Benton 1983)
superorderLepidosauria()
orderSquamata
Episquamata
ToxicoferaVidal and Hedges 2005
suborderAnguimorphaFürbringer 1900
Anguiformes
superfamilyAnguioideaFitzinger 1826
familyAnguidaeGray 1825
subfamilyAnguinaeGray 1825
subfamilyAnguinaeGray 1825

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
S. B. McDowell and C. M. Bogert 1954Head with large and regularly arranged osteoderms and scutes; frontal with concave lateral border; osteoderms tranversely eliptical, imbricate, but without special articular surfaces, very thin and more or les vacuolate; teeth recurved, minutely grooved, and fang-like; anterior border of palatine in advance of the posterior extremity of the vomer and the anterior extremity of the interpterygoid vacuity; no lateral fold.