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Lizards (Sauria)

   Genera


Eurolophosaurus
Espinhaço Mountains Keel-tailed Iguanas


Microlophus
Pacific Keel-tailed Iguanas


Plica
Tree Runners


Stenocercus
Whorl-tailed Iguanas


Strobilurus
Collared Spiny-tailed Iguana


Tropidurus
Eastern Keel-tailed Iguanas


Uracentron
South American Spiny-tailed Iguanas


Uranoscodon
Mop-headed Iguana




Biodiversity of the family Tropiduridae Bibliography of the family Tropiduridae

Tropiduridae
Rough-tailed Iguanas
Rauhschwanzleguane*     Ruhalede Leguaner*




Contents:
  134 species of which 98 (73.1%) are endemic - 8 genera of which 2 (25.0%) are endemic (as of December 31st, 2018).

Remarks: The genera assigned to this family were previously included in Iguanidae (e.g., Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970). Family status was given by Frost & Etheridge (1989), who included three subfamilies (Leiocephalinae, Liolaeminae, Tropidurinae). The three subfamilies were subsequently given status as separate families by Frost, Etheridge, Janies & Titus (2001).

Distribution:  South America.

Reported from:
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador (incl. Galapagos Islands), French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela.