he plant family Saururaceae F.Voigt was named and described as such by Friedrich Siegmund Voigt in Analyse Der Frucht Und Des Saamenkorns in 1811.
Some sources suggest Saururaceae Rich. ex T.Lestib. is the correct scientific name of the family. It was described as such by Thémistocle Gaspard Lestiboudois in Botanographie Élémentaire in 1826. Mr. Lestiboudois gave Louis Claude Marie Richard credit for first naming and describing the family.
Plants of the World Online uses Sauraceae F.Voigt which is also accepted by the APG IV system.
Plants of the World Online by Kew lists 4 genera in the family which consist of 6 species total (as of 1-31-21 when I last updated this page). Those numbers could change as updates are made.
The family is sometimes referred to as the lizard’s-tail family.