family Cordylidae


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Related to family Cordylidae: Cordylus, Squamata, Gerrhosauridae
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Noun1.family Cordylidae - small family of spiny ovoviviparous African lizards
reptile genus - a genus of reptiles
Lacertilia, Sauria, suborder Lacertilia, suborder Sauria - true lizards; including chameleons and geckos
Cordylus, genus Cordylus - type genus of the Cordylidae; spiny lizards somewhat resembling tiny crocodiles
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Scincoidea is still more respectful of the mentioned Autarchoglossa model of supraocular scutellation, either in its cosmopolitan family Scincidae or in its related African family Cordylidae, now divided by the creation of the related taxon Gerrhosauridae.