Lacertilia

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Noun1.Lacertilia - true lizardsLacertilia - true lizards; including chameleons and geckos
animal order - the order of animals
order Squamata, Squamata - diapsid reptiles: snakes and lizards
saurian - any of various reptiles of the suborder Sauria which includes lizards; in former classifications included also the crocodiles and dinosaurs
family Pygopodidae, Pygopodidae - Australian and Tasmanian lizards
Cordylidae, family Cordylidae - small family of spiny ovoviviparous African lizards
family Teiidae, Teiidae - whiptails; etc.
Agamidae, family Agamidae - an Old World reptile family of Sauria
Anguidae, family Anguidae - alligator lizards
family Xenosauridae, Xenosauridae - monotypic family of Mexican lizards
Anniellidae, family Anniellidae - legless lizards
family Lanthanotidae, Lanthanotidae - stout-bodied lizards
family Helodermatidae, Helodermatidae - only known venomous lizards
family Lacertidae, Lacertidae - Old World lizards
Chamaeleonidae, Chamaeleontidae, family Chamaeleonidae, family Chamaeleontidae, family Rhiptoglossa, Rhiptoglossa - Old World chameleons; in some classifications they are considered a superfamily of Sauria
family Varanidae, Varanidae - monitor lizards
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For example, some remains of lacertilians and madtsoiid snakes at Lano (Rage, 1999), Anguidae and Lacertoidea at Aren (Lopez-Martinez et al., 2001; Blain et al., 2010), and some unindentified cranial fragments and isolated vertebrae in Chera, Valencia (Company, 2004) have been reported.
In snakes and lacertilians, exclusive paired structures developed along the lateral wall of the cloaca - the hemipenis, regarded as an autapomorphy of that group (RIEPPEL, 2000; POUGH et al., 2003).
As this bipedal locomotion is probably not an ancestral trait for lacertilians, parallel evolution must have occurred (Aerts et al., 2003).