Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
|Specimen Records:||10||Public Records:||2|
|Specimens with Sequences:||6||Public Species:||1|
|Specimens with Barcodes:||6||Public BINs:||1|
|Species With Barcodes:||2|
Geographic range 
They are moderately sized lizards with laterally compressed bodies, and typically have well-developed head crests in the shape of a casque. This crest is a sexually dimorphic characteristic in males of Basiliscus, but is present in both sexes of Corytophanes and Laemanctus (Pough et al. 2003).
In Corytophanes, the head crests are used in defensive displays where the lateral aspect of the body is brought about to face a potential predator in an effort to look bigger (Pough et al. 2003). Unlike many of their close relatives, they are unable to break off their tails when captured, probably because the tail is essential as a counterbalance during rapid movement.
Casque heads are forest-dwelling lizards.
Despite the small size of the group, it includes both egg-laying species and some that give birth to live young.
Genera and species 
- Genus Basiliscus
- Genus Corytophanes
- Genus Laemanctus
- Frost, D.R, and R. Etheridge. 1989. A Phylogenetic Analysis and Taxonomy of Iguanian Lizards (Reptilia: Squamata). Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist., Misc. Pub. (81): 1-65. ("Corytophanidae Fitzinger, 1843", p. 34.)
- Dahms Tierleben. www.dahmstierleben.de/systematik/Reptilien/Squamata/Iguania/corytophanidae.
- Bauer, Aaron M. (1998). In Cogger, H.G. & Zweifel, R.G.. Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians. San Diego: Academic Press. pp. 134–136. ISBN 0-12-178560-2.
Further reading 
- Fitzinger, L. 1843. Systema Reptilium, Fasciculus Primus, Amblyglossae. Braumüller & Seidel. Vienna. 106 pp. + indices. (Family Corythophanae, p. 52.)
- Pough FH, Andrews RM, Cadle JE, Crump ML, Savitsky AH, Wells KD. 2003. Herpetology, Third Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. pp. 129.
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