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Lizards (Sauria)


Curly-tailed Lizards

Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (
Latest update: May 12th, 2024.

Biodiversity of the family Leiocephalidae Bibliography of the family Leiocephalidae


Curly-tailed Lizards
Glattkopfleguane     Krølhaleleguaner

Contents: Endemicity:
1 genus which is not endemic  0% 100%
24 species of which 23 (95.8%) are endemic  0% 100%

Remarks: The single genus contained in this family was previously included in Iguanidae (e.g., Barbour 1937; Schmidt 1953). Subsequently, it was assigned to Tropiduridae (subfamily Leiocephalinae) by Frost & Etheridge (1989). Separate family status was given by Frost, Etheridge, Janies & Titus (2001).

Distribution:  As for the single genus of the family, Leiocephalus.