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Lizards (Sauria)

   Genera


Abronia
Arboreal Alligator Lizards


Advenus
Darien Forest Lizard


Anguis
Slowworms


Barisia
Mexican Alligator Lizards


Caribicus
Northern Hispaniola Forest Lizards


Celestus
Lesser Forest Lizards


Comptus
Caribbean Rough-scaled Forest Lizards


Diploglossus
Neotropical Forest Lizards


Dopasia
Oriental Glass Lizards


Elgaria
Western Alligator Lizards


Gerrhonotus
Eastern Alligator Lizards


Hyalosaurus
Moroccan Glass Lizard


Mesoamericus
Talamancan Forest Lizard


Ophiodes
South American Glass Lizards


Ophisaurus
North American Glass Lizards


Panolopus
Caribbean Smooth-scaled Forest Lizards


Pseudopus
Eurasian Glass Lizard


Sauresia
Long-headed Four-toed Forest Lizard


Siderolamprus
Middle American Forest Lizards


Wetmorena
Short-headed Four-toed Forest Lizards




Biodiversity of the family Anguidae Bibliography of the family Anguidae

Anguidae

Slowworms, etc.
Schleichen     Stålorme m.fl.




Contents: (as of 15th June, 2021)  Endemicity:
20 genera of which 6 (30.0%) are endemic  0% 100%
137 species of which 105 (76.6%) are endemic  0% 100%

Other common names:
Subfamily Celestinae: Caribbean Forest Lizards
Subfamily Diploglossinae (or family Diploglossidae): Neotropical Forest Lizards
Subfamily Siderolamprinae: Mesoamerican Forest Lizards

Remarks: The majority of species occur in North and Central America, and in the West Indies. Relatively few species are found in the Old World. Hedges & Vidal (in Hedges & Kumar) (2009) recognized the subfamily Diploglossinae as a separate family, Diploglossidae, containing the genera Celestus, Diploglossus, and Ophiodes, followed by some authors (e.g., Vitt & Caldwell 2013). Schools & Hedges (2021) reviewed this group of lizards and split them into 11 genera (Advenus, Caribicus, Celestus, Comptus, Diploglossus, Mesoamericus, Ophiodes, Panolopus, Sauresia, Siderolamprus, and Wetmorena).


Distribution:  North America, Central America, South America, West Indies, Morocco, Europe, Middle East, C. and SE. Asia, Malay Archipelago.

Reported from:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Myanmar, Navassa, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.