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Lizards (Sauria)

   Genera


Leiocephalus
Curly-tailed Lizards




Biodiversity of the family Leiocephalidae Bibliography of the family Leiocephalidae

Leiocephalidae
Curly-tailed Lizards
Glattkopfleguane     Krĝlhaleleguaner




Contents:
  24 species of which 23 (95.8%) are endemic - 1 genus which is not endemic (as of December 31st, 2018).

Remarks: The single genus contained in this family was previously included in Iguanidae (e.g., Barbour 1937; Schmidt 1953). Subsequently, it was assigned to Tropiduridae (subfamily Leiocephalinae) by Frost & Etheridge (1989). Separate family status was given by Frost, Etheridge, Janies & Titus (2001).

Distribution:  As for the single genus of the family, Leiocephalus.