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Lizards (Sauria)

   Genera


Ameiva
South American Ameivas


Ameivula
Eastern South American Whiptails


Aspidoscelis
Northern Whiptails


Aurivela
Argentinian Whiptails


Callopistes
Monitor Tejus


Cnemidophorus
Southern Whiptails


Contomastix
Short-tailed Whiptails


Crocodilurus
Crocodile Teju


Dicrodon
Desert Tejus


Dracaena
Caiman Lizards


Glaucomastix
Blue-tailed Whiptails


Holcosus
Northwestern Ameivas


Kentropyx
Spurred Whiptails


Medopheos
Ecuadorian Spurred Ameiva


Pholidoscelis
Caribbean Ameivas


Salvator
Southern Tejus


Teius
Typical Tejus


Tupinambis
Northern Tejus



Biodiversity of the family Teiidae Bibliography of the family Teiidae

Teiidae
Greater Tejus
Schienenechsen     Stortejuer




Contents:
  174 species of which 106 (60.9%) are endemic - 18 genera of which 2 (11.1%) are endemic (as of December 31st, 2018). In addition to this, 2 species have been described based on laboratory hybridizations (see Aspidoscelis neavesi and A. priscillae.

Remarks: Previously included the subfamily Gymnophthalminae, now the family Gymnophthalmidae. Presch (1973) divided the family Teiidae (in the traditional sense) into two separate families, Teiidae (in the strict sense, comprising the genera Ameiva, Aspidoscelis (revalidated subsequently), Callopistes, Cnemidophorus, Crocodilurus, Dicrodon, Dracaena, Kentropyx, Teius, Tupinambis) and Gymnophthalmidae (comprising the remaining genera).

Distribution:  North America, Central America, South America, West Indies.

Reported from:
Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Bonaire, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Sint Eustatius, Surinam, Trinidad & Tobago, U.S. Virgin Islands, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela.