Agamidae

Belongs within: Iguania.Contains: Ctenophorus, Tympanocryptis, Diporiphora, Phrynocephalus, Uromastyx, Agama. The Agamidae, dragons, are a family of lizards found in much of the Old World. Most are diurnally active and terrestrial with a smaller number being arboreal. Agamids are characterised by juxtaposed body scales, often with enlarged tubercles and spines, and a broad, flat, fleshy tongue that… Continue reading Agamidae

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Anolis

Belongs within: Iguania. Anolis, the anoles, is a diverse genus of more or less elongate lizards found in warmer parts of the Americas. Members of the genus possess a distinct dewlap under the throat that may be inflated for display. There has been much debate in recent years whether this genus should be defined as… Continue reading Anolis

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Ctenophorus

Belongs within: Agamidae. Dragons in a desolate land Published 31 March 2014 The comb-bearing dragons of the genus Ctenophorus are an assemblage of 28 (and counting!) species of medium-sized lizards found around Australia. Darren Naish has recently been giving an overview of the Australian dragons; you can read what he’s already said about Ctenophorus here.… Continue reading Ctenophorus

Iguania

Belongs within: Lepidosauria.Contains: Chamaeleonidae, Agamidae, Callisaurus, Corytophaninae, Phrynosomatinae, Liolaemidae, Iguaninae, Leiosaurini, Tropiduridae, Anolis. The Iguanidae are a family of lizards, the iguanas and their relatives, found primarily in the Americas with the genus Brachylophus found in Fiji. Many iguanids are primarily herbivorous. <==Iguania [Iguanoidea, Pleurodonta, Polychrotidae]MH11 |–Acrodonta [Chamaeleonoidea]LG07 | |–ChamaeleonidaeLG07 | |–AgamidaeLG07 | `–Xianglong Li,… Continue reading Iguania

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