Tropiduridae

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Tropiduridae
Mperuvianus.jpg
Microlophus peruvianus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Lacertilia
Family: Tropiduridae
Genera

7 recognized genera, See article.

The Tropiduridae are a family of iguanid lizards native to South America, including the islands of Trinidad and the Galápagos. Commonly known as Neotropical ground lizards, most are ground-dwelling animals, and the family includes some lizards adapted to relatively cold climates, including those of the Andes mountains and Tierra del Fuego. Several species give birth to live young.[1]

The genera are:

References[edit]

Data related to Tropiduridae at Wikispecies

  1. ^ Bauer, Aaron M. (1998). Cogger, H.G. & Zweifel, R.G., ed. Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians. San Diego: Academic Press. p. 145. ISBN 0-12-178560-2. 

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