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Lizards (Sauria)

   Genera


Abronia
Arboreal Alligator Lizards


Anguis
Slowworms


Barisia
Mexican Alligator Lizards


Celestus
Lesser Galliwasps


Diploglossus
Greater Galliwasps


Dopasia
Oriental Glass Lizards


Elgaria
Western Alligator Lizards


Gerrhonotus
Eastern Alligator Lizards


Hyalosaurus
Moroccan Glass Lizard


Mesaspis
Middle American Alligator Lizards


Ophiodes
South American Glass Lizards


Ophisaurus
North American Glass Lizards


Pseudopus
Eurasian Glass Lizard




Biodiversity of the family Anguidae Bibliography of the family Anguidae

Anguidae
Slowworms, etc.
Schleichen     Stålorme m.fl.




Contents:
  128 species of which 96 (75.0%) are endemic - 13 genera of which 1 (7.7%) is endemic (as of December 31st, 2018).

Remarks: The majority of species occur in North and Central America, and in the West Indies. Relatively few species are found in the Old World. Hedges & Vidal (in Hedges & Kumar) (2009) recognized the subfamily Diploglossinae as a separate family, Diploglossidae, containing the genera Celestus, Diploglossus, and Ophiodes, followed by some authors (e.g., Vitt & Caldwell 2013).

Distribution:  North America, Central America, South America, West Indies, Morocco, Europe, Middle East, C. and SE. Asia, Malay Archipelago.

Reported from:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Myanmar, Navassa, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.