Belongs within: Lepidosauria.Contains: Gymnophthalmidae, Teiidae, Podarcis, Lacerta. The Lacertoidea are a group of lizards including the Old World Lacertidae and the New World Teioidea. Members of the clade have an inflated, widely open adductor fossa in the jaw and heterodont dentition. The Teioidea are further united by the presence of infralingual plicae (Pellegrino et al.… Continue reading Lacertoidea


Belongs within: Lacertoidea. Lacerta, the green lizards, is a genus of relatively large and often brightly coloured lizards found in Europe and western Asia, with the highest density of species in southern Europe. The sand lizard Lacerta agilis is found over a large part of temperate Eurasia, albeit with a patchy distribution in some areas;… Continue reading Lacerta


Belongs within: Gymnophthalmidae. The Ecpleopini are a clade of microteiid lizards supported by molecular data (Pellegrino et al. 2001). Small lizards of South America Published 5 October 2010 Gymnophthalmids are a family of nearly 200 species (new ones continue to be described at a steady rate) of small (4–15 cm excluding the tail) insectivorous lizards… Continue reading Ecpleopini


Belongs within: Lacertoidea.Contains: Ecpleopini, Cercosaurini, Gymnophthalminae. The Gymnophthalmidae, microteiids, are a family of mostly small lizards found in South and Central America. Many species have developed elongate bodies and reduced limbs, and eyelids and external ear openings have also been lost numerous times within the family (Pellegrino et al. 2001). <==Gymnophthalmidae | i. s.: OphiognomonR88… Continue reading Gymnophthalmidae