Pseudopus is a genus of anguid lizards that are native to Eurasia.[1] One extant species remains, the sheltopusik,[2] with four fossil species. They are the most robust members of subfamily Anguinae.[1][3]

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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Anguidae
Subfamily: Anguinae
Genus: Pseudopus
Merrem, 1820
Type species
Lacerta apoda
Pallas, 1775


Genus Pseudopus[1][3]

  • Pseudopus apodus
  • Pseudopus ahnikoviensis
  • Pseudopus laurillardi
  • Pseudopus pannonicus
  • Pseudopus rugosus


  1. ^ a b c Klembara, Jozef; Madelaine Böhme; Michael Rummel (2010). "Revision of the anguine lizard Pseudopus laurillardi (Squamata, Anguidae) from the Miocene of Europe, with comments on paleoecology". Journal of Paleontology. 84 (2): 159–196. doi:10.1666/09-033R1.1. S2CID 130738857.
  2. ^ Pseudopus at the Reptile Database. Accessed 27 May 2014.
  3. ^ a b Jozef Klembara (2015). "New finds of anguines (Squamata, Anguidae) from the Early Miocene of Northwest Bohemia (Czech Republic)". Paläontologische Zeitschrift. 89 (2): 171–195. doi:10.1007/s12542-014-0226-4. S2CID 129436097.