pleurodont


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pleurodont

a tooth with no root, but attached to the jaws.
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Before moving to the complex family Tropiduridae of which some taxa as Liolaemidae and Leiocephalidae have already been referred to (Frost and Etheridge, 1989), we must pay attention to the Pleurodont lizards Leiosauridae, as well includedin Polychrotidae prior to the remembered reclassification by Frost et al.
Generic and specific variations occur in other families such as Hoplocercidae, Corytophanidae, Iguanidae, Liolaemidae, already with a recognizable Pleurodont brand, however with some primitive characters as in Opluridae, and exceptional divergence perhaps adaptive as in Crotaphytidae.
The new Pleurodont family Leiosauridae and its two subfamilies must be here remembered, according to Frost et al.