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Enyalioides binzayedi
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Clade: Pleurodonta
Family: Hoplocercidae
Frost & Etheridge, 1989

2 genera (20 recognized species), see article.

Hoplocercidae are a family of lizards native to the tropical forests, woodlands and savanna-like habitats of Central and South America.[1][2][3] Alternatively they are recognized as a subfamily, Hoplocercinae. 20 species in three genera are described.


Family: Hoplocercidae


  1. ^ Townsend; Mulcahy; Noonan; Sites Jr; Kuczynski; Wiens; Reeder (2011). "Phylogeny of iguanian lizards inferred from 29 nuclear loci, and a comparison of concatenated and species-tree approaches for an ancient, rapid radiation". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 61 (2): 363–380. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2011.07.008. PMID 21787873.
  2. ^ Wiens; Hutter; Mulcahy; Noonan; Townsend; Sites Jr.; Reeder (2012). "Resolving the phylogeny of lizards and snakes (Squamata) with extensive sampling of genes and species". Biology Letters. 8 (6): 1043–1046. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2012.0703. PMC 3497141. PMID 22993238.
  3. ^ Pyron; Burbrink; Wiens (2013). "A phylogeny and revised classification of Squamata, including 4161 species of lizards and snakes". BMC Evolutionary Biology. 13: 93. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-93. PMC 3682911. PMID 23627680.
  • 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 O, Etheridge R, de Queiroz K (2011). "A systematic revision of Neotropical lizards in the clade Hoplocercinae (Squamata: Iguania)". Zootaxa. 2752: 1–44. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.2752.1.1.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)