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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
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
Infraordo: Lacertibaenia

Familia: Lacertidae
Subfamiliae (2): Gallotiinae - Lacertinae

Lacertidae Oppel, 1811

Type genus: Lacerta Linnaeus, 1758.


Lacertini Oppel, 1811: 16, 20, 33 [original spelling, as familia]
Lacertinidae — Gray, 1825: 200 [incorrect spelling emendation]
Lacertidae — Günther, 1864: 57, 68 [correct spelling emendation]

Primary references

Oppel, M. 1811. Die Ordnungen, Familien und Gattungen der Reptilien als Prodrom einer Naturgeschichte derselben. Joseph Lindauer: München. XII + 86 pp. BHL Reference page.
Gray, J.E. 1825. A synopsis of the genera of reptiles and Amphibia, with a description of some new species. Annals of Philosophy 10: 193–217. BHL Reference page.

Additional references

Boulenger, G.A. 1920. Monograph of the Lacertidae. Volume I. British Museum: London. 352 pp. BHL Reference page.
Boulenger, G.A. 1921. Monograph of the Lacertidae. Volume II. British Museum: London. 451 pp. BHL Reference page.
Mayer, W. & Benyr, G. 1994. Albumin-Evolution und Phylogenese in der Familie Lacertidae (Reptilia: Sauria). Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien. Serie B für Botanik und Zoologie 96(Bd.): 621–648. JSTOR Hybrid open access journal Reference page.
Harris, D.J., Arnold, E.N. & Thomas, R.H. 1998. Relationships of lacertid lizards (Reptilia: Lacertidae) estimated from mitochondrial DNA sequences and morphology. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 265(1409): 1939–1948. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.1998.0524 Paywall Reference page.
Fu, J.-Z. 2000. Toward the phylogeny of the family Lacertidae – why 4708 base pairs of mtDNA sequences cannot draw the picture. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 71(2): 203–217. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2000.tb01254.x Open access Reference page.
Mayer, W. & Pavličev, M. 2007. The phylogeny of the family Lacertidae (Reptilia) based on nuclear DNA sequences: convergent adaptations to arid habitats within the subfamily Eremiainae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44(3): 115–1163. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2007.05.015 Paywall Reference page.
Arnold, E.N., Arribas, O. & Carranza, S. 2007. Systematics of the Palaearctic and Oriental lizard tribe Lacertini (Squamata: Lacertidae: Lacertinae), with descriptions of eight new genera. Zootaxa 1430: 1–86. Abstract & excerpt. Reference page.
Pavličev, M. & Mayer, W. 2009. Fast radiation of the subfamily Lacertinae (Reptilia: Lacertidae): history or methodical artefact?. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 52(3): 727–734. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2009.04.020 Paywall Reference page.
Kapli, P., Poulakakis, N., Lymberakis, P., & Mylonas, M. 2011. A re-analysis of the molecular phylogeny of Lacertidae with currently available data. Basic and Applied Herpetology 25: 97–104. DOI: 10.11160/bah.11010 Open access Reference page.
Edwards, S., Vanhooydonck, B., Herrel, A., Measey, G.J. & Tolley, K.A. 2012. Convergent evolution associated with habitat decouples phenotype from phylogeny in a clade of lizards. PLoS ONE 7: e51636. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051636 Open access Reference page.
Pyron, R.A., Burbrink, F.T. & Wiens, J.J. 2013. A phylogeny and revised classification of Squamata, including 4161 species of lizards and snakes. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13: 93. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-13-93 Open access Reference page.
Edwards, S., Branch, W.R., Vanhooydonck, B., Herrel, A., Measey, G.J. & Tolley, K.A. 2013. Taxonomic adjustments in the systematics of the southern African lacertid lizards (Sauria: Lacertidae). Zootaxa 3669(2): 101–114. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3669.2.1 Open access Reference page.
Engleder, A., Haring, E., Kirchhof, S. & Mayer, W. 2013. Multiple nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences provide new insights into the phylogeny of South African lacertids (Lacertidae, Eremiadinae). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 51(2): 132–143. DOI: 10.1111/jzs.12012 Paywall Reference page.
Baeckens, S., Edwards, S., Huyghe, K. & Van Damme, R. 2015. Chemical signalling in lizards: an interspecific comparison of femoral pore numbers in Lacertidae. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 114(1): 44–57. DOI: 10.1111/bij.12414 Open access Reference page.

Vernacular names
Boarisch: Echte Oadax
беларуская: Сапраўдныя яшчаркі
čeština: Ještěrkovití
Deutsch: Echte Eidechsen
English: True Lizards
Nordfriisk: Echt haagedisjin
français: Lacertidae
עברית: לטאיים
hts: Kuruse(nga)
հայերեն: Իսկական մողեսներ
日本語: カナヘビ科
Nederlands: Echte hagedissen
norsk: Firfisler
polski: jaszczurki właściwe
русский: Настоящие ящерицы
svenska: Egentliga ödlor
ไทย: สางห่า, จิ้งเหลนน้อยหางยาว

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