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Ameiva fuscata near Coulibistrie River-a01.jpg
Ameiva fuscata in Dominica.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Lacertilia
Family: Teiidae
Genus: Ameiva
Meyer, 1795

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Ameiva, commonly called jungle-runners, is a genus of whiptail lizards that belongs to the family of Teiidae. Member species are found in South America, Central America, Mexico, and throughout various islands of the Caribbean. Additionally, the Giant Ameiva has been introduced to Florida in the United States.


Sourced from "The Reptile Database".[1]


  1. ^ Ameiva, The Reptile Database

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