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Reptile Classification

Reptile Classification

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CLASS REPTILIA
, total 9547 species
= extinct groups
SubclassSynapsida
† OrderPelycosauria(many Palaeozoic reptiles, including sail-backs)† OrderTherapsida(mammal-like reptiles)
SubclassDiapsida
 
† OrderAraeoscelidia(Palaeozoic lizard analogs)† OrderYounginiformes(various Permian-Triassic reptiles)
InfraclassIchthyosauria(fish lizards)
 
InfraclassArchosauria
† OrderPhytosauria(aquatic Triassic crocodile analogs)† OrderPterosauria(flying reptiles)† OrderRauisuchia(Triassic terrestrial predators)† OrderRhynchosauria(beaked Triassic herbivores)
OrderCrocodylia(crocodilians)
, 25 species
FamilyAlligatoridae(alligators)
FamilyCrocodylidae(crocodiles)
FamilyGavialidae(gavials)
 
SuperorderDinosauria
 
† OrderOrnithischia(herbivorous bird-hipped, armoured, duckbilled &horned dinosaurs)† OrderSaurischia(sauropods, carnosaurs, raptors)
 
InfraclassLepidosauria
 
OrderSphenodontia(tuataras),
2 species
 
FamilySphenodontidae
 
OrderSquamata(lizards & snakes),
9012 species
FamilyAgamidae(agamas)
FamilyAnguidae(glass lizards)
FamilyAnniellidae(American legless lizards)
FamilyChamaeleonidae(chameleons)
FamilyCordylidae(spinytail lizards)
FamilyDibamidae(blind lizards)
FamilyGekkonidae(geckoes)
FamilyGerrhosauridae(plated lizards)
FamilyGymnophthalmidae(spectacled lizards)
FamilyHelodermatidae(Gila monsters)
FamilyIguanidae(iguanas)
FamilyLacertidae(lacertids)
FamilyLanthanotidae(earless monitor lizards)
† SuperfamilyMososauroidea(Cretaceous aquatic predators)
FamilyPygopodidae(legless lizards)
FamilyScincidae(skinks)
FamilyTeiidae(whiptails & tegus)
FamilyVaranidae(monitor lizards)
FamilyXantusiidae(night lizards)
FamilyXenosauridae(knob-scaled Lizards)
SuborderAmphisbaenia, 181 species
FamilyAmphisbaenidae(worm lizards)
FamilyBipedidae(two-legged worm lizards)
FamilyTrogonophidae(shorthead worm lizards)
SuborderSerpentesInfraorderAlethinophidia(snakes)
FamilyAcrochordidae(wart snakes)
FamilyAniliidae(false coral snakes)
FamilyAnomochilidae(dwarf pipe snakes)
FamilyAtractaspididae(African burrowing asps, stiletto snakes)
FamilyBoidae(boas)
FamilyBolyeriidae(Mauritius snakes)
FamilyColubridae(colubrids, typical snakes)
FamilyCylindrophiidae(Asian pipe snakes)
FamilyElapidae(cobras, coral snakes, mambas, sea snakes)
FamilyLoxocemidae(Mexican pythons)
FamilyPythonidae(pythons)
FamilyTropidophiidae(dwarf boas)

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