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Lizards (Sauria)

   Genera


Amblyrhynchus
Marine Iguana


Brachylophus
Fiji Iguanas


Cachryx
Yucatan Spiny-tailed Iguanas


Conolophus
Galapagos Land Iguanas


Ctenosaura
Northern Spiny-tailed Iguanas


Cyclura
Caribbean Ground Iguanas


Dipsosaurus
Desert Iguanas


Iguana
Green Iguanas


Sauromalus
North American Chuckwallas




Biodiversity of the family Iguanidae Bibliography of the family Iguanidae

Iguanidae
Greater Iguanas
Gro▀leguane*     Storleguaner*




Contents:
  45 species of which 33 (73.3%) are endemic - 9 genera of which 3 (33.3%) are endemic (as of December 31st, 2018).

Remarks: Previously included the genera now assigned to the families Corytophanidae, Crotaphytidae, Dactyloidae, Hoplocercidae, Leiocephalidae, Leiosauridae, Liolaemidae, Opluridae, Phrynosomatidae, Polychrotidae, and Tropiduridae. Frost & Etheridge (1989) proposed a division of the family Iguanidae (sensu lato) into eight separate families, later followed by another work (Frost, Etheridge, Janies & Titus 2001) in which the number of families was raised to eleven. Although these arrangements have been followed by most authors, others have retained the traditional classification (e.g., Hedges & Vidal in Hedges & Kumar 2009). See further discussion in Macey, Larson, Ananjeva & Papenfuss (1997).

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

Reported from:
Anguilla, Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Bonaire, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador (incl. Galapagos Islands), El Salvador, Fiji, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Sint Eustatius, Surinam, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, USA, Venezuela, Wallis & Futuna.