Jucaraseps

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Jucaraseps
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Clade: Scincogekkonomorpha
Genus: Jucaraseps
Bolet & Evans, 2012
Type species
Jucaraseps grandipes
Bolet & Evans, 2012

Jucaraseps is an extinct genus of small squamate lizard known from the Early Cretaceous of Las Hoyas, Spain. It contains a single species, Jucaraseps grandipes. It belonged to the clade Scincogekkonomorpha (containing scleroglossan squamates and those taxa which were more closely related to them than to Iguania) and was related to the clade Scleroglossa as well to Jurassic and Cretaceous taxa Eichstaettisaurus, Ardeosaurus, Bavarisaurus, Parviraptor, Yabeinosaurus and Sakurasaurus[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bolet, A.; Evans, S. E. (2012). "A tiny lizard (Lepidosauria, Squamata) from the Lower Cretaceous of Spain". Palaeontology. 55 (3): 491–500. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4983.2012.01145.x.