Gerrhosauridae


Gerrhosauridae

Taxobox
name = Gerrhosauridae


image_caption = "Cordylosaurus trivirgatus"
image_width = 240px
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Reptilia
ordo = Squamata
familia = Gerrhosauridae

The Gerrhosauridae is a family of lizards native to Africa and Madagascar. Also known as plated lizards, they live in a range of habitats, from rocky crevices to sand dunes. Their form is variable, with some species having four fully developed limbs, and others with vestigial hind limbs only. Most species are believed to be oviparouscite book |editor=Cogger, H.G. & Zweifel, R.G.|author= Bauer, Aaron M.|year=1998|title=Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians|publisher= Academic Press|location=San Diego|pages= 161-162|isbn= 0-12-178560-2] .

Classification

Family Gerrhosauridae
*Subfamily Gerrhosaurinae
** Genus Angolosaurus - Sand plated lizard (1 species)
**Genus Cordylosaurus - Blue-black plated lizard (1 species)
**Genus Gerrhosaurus - (6 species)
**Genus Tetradactylus - (6 species)
*Subfamily Zonosaurinae
**Genus Tracheloptychus - Keeled plated lizards (2 species)
**Genus Zonosaurus - Zonosaurs (18 species)

References


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