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Teiidae  Gray, 1827
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174012

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Common Name(s): Tegus [English]
    Ground Lizards [English]
    New World Runners [English]
    Racerunners [English]
    Whiptails [English]
    Ameivas [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2022   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbènes, lézards, serpents  
                               FamilyTeiidae Gray, 1827 – Tegus, Ground Lizards, New World Runners, Racerunners, Whiptails, Ameivas  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Genus Ameiva Meyer, 1795 – Ground Lizards, Ameivas 
                                  Genus Ameivula Harvey, Ugueto and Gutberlet Jr., 2012  
                                  Genus Aspidoscelis Fitzinger, 1843  
                                  Genus Aurivela Harvey, Ugueto and Gutberlet Jr., 2012  
                                  Genus Callopistes Gravenhorst, 1837  
                                  Genus Cnemidophorus Wagler, 1830 – Racerunners, Whiptails 
                                  Genus Contomastix Harvey, Ugueto and Gutberlet Jr., 2012  
                                  Genus Crocodilurus Spix, 1825  
                                  Genus Dicrodon Duméril and Bibron, 1839  
                                  Genus Dracaena Daudin, 1801  
                                  Genus Glaucomastix Goicoechea, Frost, De la Riva, Pellegrino, Sites, Rodrigues and Padial, 2016  
                                  Genus Holcosus Cope, 1862  
                                  Genus Kentropyx Spix, 1825  
                                  Genus Medopheos Harvey, Ugueto and Gutberlet Jr., 2012  
                                  Genus Pholidoscelis Fitzinger, 1843  
                                  Genus Salvator Duméril and Bibron, 1839  
                                  Genus Teius Merrem, 1820  
                                  Genus Tupinambis Daudin, 1803  

  Expert: Peter Uetz  
  Notes: Associate Professor, CSBC   
  Reference for: Teiidae    
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Teiidae    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: CONABIO: (   
  Reference for: Teiidae   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Teiidae   
  Source: Reptile Database (Nov 2021), website (version Nov-2021)  
  Acquired: 2021   
  Notes: Uetz, P., Freed, P, Aguilar, R. & Hosek, J. (eds.) (2021) The Reptile Database,, accessed 12 Dec 2021   
  Reference for: Teiidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  Reference for: Teiidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Flores-Villela, Oscar / McCoy, C. J., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title: Herpetofauna Mexicana: Lista anotada de las especies de anfibios y reptiles de México, cambios taxonómicos recientes, y nuevas especies   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication, no. 17   
  Page(s): iv + 73   
  Publisher: Carnegie Museum of Natural History   
  Publication Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-911239-42-1   
  Reference for: Teiidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Goicoechea, Noemí, Darrel R. Frost, Ignacio De la Riva, Katia C. M. Pellegrino, et al.  
  Publication Date: 2016   
  Article/Chapter Title: Molecular systematics of teioid lizards (Teioidea/Gymnophthalmoidea: Squamata) based on the analysis of 48 loci under tree-alignment and similarity-alignment   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Cladistics, vol. 32, no. 6   
  Page(s): 624-671   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0748-3007   
  Notes: doi: 10.1111/cla.12150   
  Reference for: Teiidae   

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