Scincomorpha

Scincomorpha is an infraorder of lizards. They first appear in the fossil record about 170 million years ago, during the Jurassic period.[2] The phylogeny below follows that of Alifanov in 2016.[1]

Scincomorphs
Temporal range: Middle Jurassic—present, 170–0 Ma
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Eastern blue-tongued lizard
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Infraorder: Scincomorpha
Camp, 1923
Subgroups[1]
Scincomorpha
Xantusiomorpha

Xantusiidae

Dibamidae

Eoxantidae

Slavoiidae

Hodzhakuliidae

Leptoglossa
Ardeosauroidea

Globauridae

Ardeosauridae

Carusiidae

Paramacellodidae

Cordylidae

Acontiidae

Scincidae

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Alifanov, V.R. (2019). "Lizards of the Families Eoxantidae, Ardeosauridae, Globauridae, and Paramacellodidae (Scincomorpha) from the Aptian-Albian of Mongolia". Paleontological Journal. 53 (1): 74–88. doi:10.1134/S0031030119010039. S2CID 181824832.
  2. ^ Evans, S.E. and Jones, M.E.H. (2010). "The Origin, Early History and Diversification of Lepidosauromorph Reptiles." Pp. 27-44 in Bandyopadhyay, S. (ed.), New Aspects of Mesozoic Biodiversity, 27 Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences 132. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-10311-7_2 [1]

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