Lizard biodiversity
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Agamidae
Agamas and Dragons


Alopoglossidae
Fold-tongued Spectacled Tejus


Anguidae
Slowworms, etc.


Anniellidae
North American Legless Lizards


Carphodactylidae
Southern Padless Geckos


Chamaeleonidae
Chameleons


Cordylidae
Girdled Lizards


Corytophanidae
Basilisks


Crotaphytidae
North American Collared Lizards


Dactyloidae
Anoles


Dibamidae
Blind Skinks


Diplodactylidae
Double-toed Geckos


Eublepharidae
Eyelid Geckos


Gekkonidae
Typical Geckos


Gerrhosauridae
Plated Lizards


Gymnophthalmidae
Scaly-tongued Spectacled Tejus


Helodermatidae
Beaded Lizards


Hoplocercidae
Club-tailed Iguanas


Iguanidae
Greater Iguanas


Lacertidae
Typical Lizards


Lanthanotidae
Earless Monitor Lizard


Leiocephalidae
Curly-tailed Lizards


Leiosauridae
Smooth Iguanas


Liolaemidae
South American Lesser Iguanas


Opluridae
Madagascar Iguanas


Phrynosomatidae
North American Lesser Iguanas


Phyllodactylidae
Leaf-toed Geckos


Polychrotidae
Monkey Lizards


Pygopodidae
Flap-footed Lizards


Scincidae
Skinks


Shinisauridae
Crocodile Lizard


Sphaerodactylidae
Least Geckos, etc.


Teiidae
Greater Tejus


Tropiduridae
Rough-tailed Iguanas


Varanidae
Monitor Lizards


Xantusiidae
Night Lizards


Xenosauridae
Knob-scaled Lizards

Taxonomy of Lizards (Sauria) Bibliography of Lizards (Sauria)


Species richness map of the lizards (Sauria) of the world
(click on the map to see larger version)



Biodiversity of lizard species

How many lizard species are there in the World?
How many endemic lizards are there in the World?
Chronology of new lizard species descriptions
  • Frequency (left)
  • Cumulative frequency (right)
  • Which countries and regions have
    most lizard species?
  • Ranked list (countries, left map)
  • Ranked list (all regions, right map)