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Noun1.Lanthanotidae - stout-bodied lizards
reptile family - a family of reptiles
Lacertilia, Sauria, suborder Lacertilia, suborder Sauria - true lizards; including chameleons and geckos
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It is about two small, probably primitive families, as Lanthanotidae with only one species from Borneo, or Helodermatidae with two species from Mexico and SW United States, besides the remarkable Varanidae, whose more than 55 species of the unique genus Varanus spread from Africa and SE Asia to Australia and New Guinea.
The last scanty families Helodermatidae and Lanthanotidae show a quite uniform, likely primitive, supraocular lepidosis, with roundish scales, evident supraciliaries but indistinct circumorbital semicircles.