†subfamily Glyptosaurinae Marsh 1872 (squamates)

Reptilia - Squamata - Anguidae

Alternative spelling: Glyptosauridae

Synonyms: Placosauridae Gervais , Placosaurinae Gervais

Parent taxon: Anguidae according to R. M. Sullivan 1986

See also Conrad 2004, Estes 1983, Hay 1902, Kuhn 1946, Kuhn 1966, McDowell and Bogert 1954, Smith 2006 and Stocker and Kirk 2016

Sister taxa: Anguinae, Anniellinae, Bainguis, Barisia, Diploglossinae, Gerrhonotinae, Machaerosaurus, Odaxosaurinae, Odaxosaurus, Ophisauromimus, Rajaurisaurus, Xestops lentus, Xestops microdus, Xestops minutus, Xestops piercei

Subtaxa: Arpadosaurus Diacium quinquepedale Eoglyptosaurus Glyptosaurini Glyptosaurus Helodermoides Melanosaurini Melanosaurus Paraglyptosaurus Placosaurus Proxestops Xestops

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Type: Glyptosaurus

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of the Czech Republic (1 collection)

• Oligocene of Mongolia (2), United States (6: Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming)

• Eocene to Miocene of France (1)

• Eocene of Belgium (1), Canada (1: Northwest Territories), China (3), France (27), Germany (3), Portugal (1), Spain (6), Switzerland (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (137: California, Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

• Paleocene of United States (28: Montana, New Mexico, South Carolina, Utah, Wyoming)

• Cretaceous of United States (4: New Jersey, Texas)

Total: 223 collections including 301 occurrences

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