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Loxocemidae (Mexican burrowing snake)

Reptilia - Squamata - Loxocemidae

Taxonomy
Loxocemidae was named by Cope (1861). It is extant.

It was assigned to Serpentes by Frank and Ramus (1996); to Henophidia by Vidal and Hedges (2002); and to Booidea by Smith (2013).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1861Loxocemidae Cope
1996Loxocemidae Frank and Ramus
2002Loxocemidae Vidal and Hedges p. 983
2013Loxocemidae Smith p. 167

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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
suborderOphidia(Latreille 1804)
Serpentes()
infraorderAlethinophidia
Henophidia
familyLoxocemidaeCope 1861
familyLoxocemidaeCope 1861

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
No diagnoses are available