Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (www.repfocus.dk).
Latest update: December 31st, 2022.
8 genera of which 2 (25.0%) are endemic ||0% 100%
450 species of which 339 (75.3%) are endemic ||0% 100%
The genera contained in this family were previously assigned to the family
(e.g., Barbour 1937; Schmidt 1953; Smith & Taylor 1950; Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970).
Family status was given by Frost & Etheridge (1989) as Polychridae, and subsequently corrected to
(Böhme 1990; Frost, Etheridge, Janies & Titus 2001),
which both included the genus
Polychrus was assigned to its own family, taking the family name along with it,
thus requiring a new name for the anole family, Dactyloidae (Townsend, Mulcahy, Noonan, Sites, Kuczynski, Wiens & Reeder 2011).
Most recently, Queiroz (2022) pointed out that Anolidae has nomenclatural priority over Dactyloidae.
North, Central, and South America, West Indies.
Antigua & Barbuda,
British Virgin Islands,
Saint Kitts & Nevis,
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines,
Trinidad & Tobago,
Turks & Caicos Islands,
U.S. Virgin Islands,