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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata Episquamata

Subordo: Lacertoidea
Superfamilia: Gymnophthalmoidea

Familia: Gymnophthalmidae
Subfamilia: Cercosaurinae
Tribus (3): Bachini - CercosauriniEcpleopodini


Cercosaurinae Gray, 1838: 391

Type genus: Cercosaura Wagler, 1830, by monotypy.

Cercosauridae Gray, 1838: 391 [original combination, as family]

Primary references

Gray, J.E.. 1838. Catalogue of the slender-tongued saurians, with descriptions of many new genera and species. Annals of Natural History 1: 388–394.

Additional references

Goicoechea, N., Frost, D.R., De la Riva, I.J., Pellegrino, K.C.M., Sites Jr., J.W., Rodrigues, M.T. & Padial, J.M. 2016. Molecular systematics of teioid lizards (Teioidea/Gymnophthalmoidea: Squamata) based on the analysis of 48 loci under tree-alignment and similarity-alignment. Cladistics 32(6): 624–671. DOI: 10.1111/cla.12150 Reference page.
Torres-Carvajal, O., Lobos, S.E., Venegas, P.J., Chávez, G., Aguirre-Peñafiel, V., Zurita, D. & Echevarría, L.Y. 2016. Phylogeny and biogeography of the most diverse clade of South American gymnophthalmid lizards (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae, Cercosaurinae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 99: 63–75. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2016.03.006 Reference page.


Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2022. Cercosaurinae. The Reptile Database.

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