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Lizards (Sauria)

   Genera


Anolis
Typical Anoles


Audantia
Stout Anoles


Chamaelinorops
Hispaniolan Anoles


Ctenonotus
Lesser Antillean Anoles


Dactyloa
Fringe-toed Anoles


Deiroptyx
Greater Antillean Anoles


Norops
Brilliant Anoles


Xiphosurus
Sword-tail Giant Anoles




Biodiversity of the family Dactyloidae Bibliography of the family Dactyloidae

Dactyloidae
Anoles
Anolis, Saumfinger     Anoler




Contents:
  439 species of which 331 (75.4%) are endemic - 8 genera of which 2 (25.0%) are endemic (as of December 31st, 2018).

Remarks: The genera contained in this family were previously assigned to the family Iguanidae (e.g., Barbour 1937; Schmidt 1953; Smith & Taylor 1950; Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970). Family status was given by Frost & Etheridge (1989) as Polychridae, and subsequently corrected by Frost, Etheridge, Janies & Titus (2001) to Polychrotidae, which both included the genus Polychrus. Subsequently, Polychrus was assigned to its own family, taking the family name along with it, thus requiring a new name for the anole family, Dactyloidae (Townsend, Mulcahy, Noonan, Sites, Kuczynski, Wiens & Reeder 2011).

Distribution:  North, Central, and South America, West Indies.

Reported from:
Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Bonaire, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Navassa, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saba, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Sint Eustatius, Surinam, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, USA, Venezuela.