n. pl.1.(Zool.) A tribe of lizards including the skinks. See Skink.
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Drastic morphological changes, facing examined Iguania supraocular patterns, shall now be commented upon for the successive branches of Autarchoglossa, foreseen in our indented taxonomy, beginning with Scincomorpha and its noticeable lines Lacertoidea and Scincoidea.
That simple scheme, of the large-sized, powerful Tupinambis shall be commented upon, more or less modified, in the following Figures of Teiioidea, Lacertidae and Scincoidea.
It is now the turn of our comments on supraocular lepidosi s in Scincoidea families, Scincidae and Cordylidae--Gerrhosauridae, thus completing our analytical relation as regards (regarding) the Scincomorpha branch of Autarchoglossa.
A general pattern of somewide scales (2 to 7) longitudinally disposed along the ciliary border is repeated either in Lacertoidea or Scincoidea, as well as in Anguidae.
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.