Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Lacertilia
Family: Anguidae
Subfamily: Anguinae
Genus: Pseudopus
Merrem, 1820
Type species
Lacerta apoda
Pallas, 1775

Pseudopus is a genus of anguid lizards that are native to Eurasia.[1] There is one extant species, the sheltopusik,[2] and four fossil species. They are the most robust members of subfamily Anguinae.[1][3]


Genus Pseudopus[1][3]


  1. 1 2 3 Klembara, Jozef; Madelaine Böhme; Michael Rummel (2010). "Revision of the anguine lizard Pseudopus laurillardi (Squamata, Anguidae) from the Miocene of Europe, with comments on paleoecology". Journal of Paleontology. 84: 159–196. doi:10.1666/09-033R1.1.
  2. Pseudopus at the Reptile Database
  3. 1 2 Jozef Klembara (2015). "New finds of anguines (Squamata, Anguidae) from the Early Miocene of Northwest Bohemia (Czech Republic)". Paläontologische Zeitschrift. 89 (2): 171–195. doi:10.1007/s12542-014-0226-4.

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