Taxonavigation: Gymnophthalmoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata Episquamata

Subordo: Lacertoidea
Superfamilia: Gymnophthalmoidea

Familia: Gymnophthalmidae
Subfamilia: Rhachisaurinae
Genera (1): Rhachisaurus



Type genus: Rhachisaurus Pellegrino, Rodrigues, Yonenaga-Yassuda & Sites Jr., 2001, by monotypy.

Nomenclatural note: proposed by Pellegrino et al. (2001) to include the monotypic genus Rhachisaurus, but was not explicitly diagnosed by a list of characters (Article 13.1.1). Under Article 13.1.2, a diagnosis may consist of "a bibliographic reference to such a published statement." Although Rhachisaurinae was not explicitly diagnosed in words, Pellegrino et al. stated "Content: Rhachisaurus, new genus for Anotosaura brachylepis Dixon, 1974." Article 13.5 allows the combined description of a new family name and new genus name as long as the type species is fixed. Thus, Rhachisaurinae is available, with type genus Rhachisaurus, and type species Anotosaura brachylepis Dixon, 1974, the latter by monotypy (Article 68.3). (Colli et al. 2015)



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