Gerrhosauridae


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Gerrhosauridae

[‚jer·ō′sȯr·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A small family of lizards in the suborder Sauria confined to Africa and Madagascar.
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Smith, 1849) 1 -- Trachylepis maculilabris (Gray, 1845) 27 47 Trachylepis striata (Peters, 1854) 15 4 Trachylepis planifrons (Peters, 1878) 1 -- Trachylepis brevicollis (Weigmann, 1837) 5 -- Lacertidae Latastia longicaudata (Reuss, 1834) 5 -- Agamidae Agama lionotus Boulenger, 1896 6 -- Gerrhosauridae Gerrhosaurus major Dumeril, 1851 2 -- Gerrhosaurus flavigularis Wiegmann, 1828 4 -- Varanidae Varanus niloticus (Linnaeus, 1766) 1 5 Varanus albigularis (Daudin, 1802) 2 -- Snakes Leptotyphlopidae Leptotyphlops scutifrons merkeri (Werner, 1909) 1 1 Pythonidae * Python natalensis A.
An analogous remark can be made for other genera of Cordylidae and Gerrhosauridae, such as Platysaurus, Gerrhosaurus, Zonosaurus, Tetradactylus or the unusual snake-like Chamaesaura whose residual legged species exhibit deeply keeled scales.
Scincoidea is still more respectful of the mentioned Autarchoglossa model of supraocular scutellation, either in its cosmopolitan family Scincidae or in its related African family Cordylidae, now divided by the creation of the related taxon Gerrhosauridae.