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Enyalioides palpebralis.jpg
Enyalioides palpebralis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Clade: Pleurodonta
Family: Hoplocercinae

3 genera (16 recognized species), see article.

Subfamily Hoplocercinae, or the hoplocercins, previously Hoplocercidae, are a subfamily of lizards native to the tropical forests of Central and South America. Sixteen species in three genera are described.


Subfamily: Hoplocercinae


  • Frost, D.E. & Etheridge, R.E. 1989. A Phylogenetic Analysis and Taxonomy of Iguanian Lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Misc. Publ. 81.

Further reading[edit]

  • Torres-Carvajal, Etheridge & de Queiroz 2011. A systematic revision of Neotropical lizards in the clade Hoplocercinae (Squamata: Iguania). Zootaxa 2752: 1–44