(as of 31st December, 2022) ||Endemicity:
8 genera of which 2 (25.0%) are endemic ||0% 100%
450 species of which 339 (75.3%) are endemic ||0% 100%
The genera contained in this family were previously assigned to the family
(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 to
(Böhme 1990; Frost, Etheridge, Janies & Titus 2001),
which both included the genus
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).
Most recently, Queiroz (2022) pointed out that Anolidae has nomenclatural priority over Dactyloidae.
The name Anolidae will be implemented herein later, pending consensus regarding Queiroz' (2022) opinion.
North, Central, and South America, West Indies.
Antigua & Barbuda,
British Virgin Islands,
Saint Kitts & Nevis,
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines,
Trinidad & Tobago,
Turks & Caicos Islands,
U.S. Virgin Islands,