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Lizards (Sauria)

   Genera


Basiliscus
Typical Basilisks


Corytophanes
Helmeted Basilisks


Laemanctus
Casque-headed Iguanas




Biodiversity of the family Corytophanidae Bibliography of the family Corytophanidae

Corytophanidae
Basilisks
Basilisken     Basilisker




Contents:
  11 species of which 2 (18.2%) are endemic - 3 genera of which none are endemic (as of December 31st, 2018).

Remarks: The genera contained in this family were previously included in Iguanidae (e.g., Smith & Taylor 1950; Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970). Family status was given by Frost & Etheridge (1989), and Frost, Etheridge, Janies & Titus (2001).

Distribution:  S. Mexico, Central America, NW. South America.

Reported from:
Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Venezuela.