Scaly-tongued Spectacled Tejus
Schuppenzungen-Brillentejus oder -Zwergtejus
256 species of which 178 (69.5%) are endemic -
50 genera of which 25 (50.0%) are endemic
(as of December 31st, 2018).
Previously included in the family
Teiidae (e.g., Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970; Goin, Goin & Zug 1978).
Separated from Teiidae by Presch (1983).
Formerly included the genera
which were separated into their own family,
by Goicoechea, Frost, Riva, Pellegrino, Sites, Rodrigues & Padial (2016)
Mexico, Central and South America, West Indies.
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines,
Trinidad & Tobago,