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Lizards (Sauria)

   Genera


Ctenoblepharys
Peruvian Eyelash Iguana


Liolaemus
Smooth-throated Lizards


Phymaturus
South American Chuckwallas




Biodiversity of the family Liolaemidae Bibliography of the family Liolaemidae

Liolaemidae

South American Lesser Iguanas
Südamerikanische Kleinleguane     Sydamerikanske Smċleguaner




Contents: (as of 31st December, 2021)  Endemicity:
3 genera of which 1 (33.3%) is endemic  0% 100%
352 species of which 301 (85.5%) are endemic  0% 100%

Remarks: The genera contained in this family were previously included in Iguanidae (e.g., Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970). Subsequently, they were assigned to Tropiduridae (subfamily Liolaeminae) by Frost & Etheridge (1989). Separate family status was given by Frost, Etheridge, Janies & Titus (2001).

Distribution:  South America.

Reported from:
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay.