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Lizards (Sauria)

   Genera


Callisaurus
Zebra-tailed Lizard


Cophosaurus
Greater Earless Lizard


Holbrookia
Lesser Earless Lizards


Petrosaurus
Baja California Rock Lizards


Phrynosoma
Horned Lizards


Sceloporus
Northern Spiny Lizards


Uma
North American Fringe-toed Lizards


Urosaurus
North American Tree Lizards


Uta
Side-blotched Lizards




Biodiversity of the family Phrynosomatidae Bibliography of the family Phrynosomatidae

Phrynosomatidae

North American Lesser Iguanas
Nordamerikanische Kleinleguane     Nordamerikanske Småleguaner*




Contents: (as of 15th June, 2021)  Endemicity:
9 genera of which none are endemic  0% 100%
172 species of which 112 (65.1%) are endemic  0% 100%

Remarks: The genera contained in this family were previously included in Iguanidae (e.g., Schmidt 1953; Smith & Taylor 1950; Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970). Family status was given by Frost & Etheridge (1989), and Frost, Etheridge, Janies & Titus (2001).

Distribution:  North America, Central America.

Reported from:
Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, USA.