Scincomorpha

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

Scincidae
Cordylidae
Gerrhosauridae
Xantusiidae

Scincomorpha is an infraorder of lizards. They first appear in the fossil record about 170 million years ago, during the Jurassic period.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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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