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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Dactyloidae
Genus: Phenacosaurus
Barbour, 1920

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Phenacosaurus is a genus of lizards commonly known as anoles. The genus is endemic to northern South America.

Geographic range[edit]

Species in the genus Phenacosaurus are found in Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela.[1]


The following ten species are recognized as being valid.[1]

Nota bene: In the above list, binomial authorities in parentheses indicate that the species was originally described in a genus other than Phenacosaurus.


The species in the genus Phenacosaurus are sometimes included in the genus Anolis or assigned to the genus Dactyloa.


  1. ^ a b "Phenacosaurus " (synonym search). The Reptile Database.

Further reading[edit]

  • Barbour T (1920). "A note on Xiphocercus ". Proc. New England Zool. Club 7: 61-63. (Phenacosaurus, new genus, p. 62).