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The Neotropical Ground Lizards

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With eight genera (Eurolophosaurus, Microlophus, Plica,Stenocercus, Strobilurus, Tropidurus, Uracentron, and Uranoscodon) this family's species are present in the most of tropical and subtropical South America and the Galápagos. In terms of diversity, they generally compromise a most diverse group of Lacertilia, being able to live in a wide range of habitats, since forests to deserts.

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Tropiduridae

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The Tropiduridae are a family of iguanid lizards.[1] The family is sometimes considered a subfamily, Tropidurinae. The subfamily is native to South America, including the islands of Trinidad and the Galápagos. Commonly known as neotropical ground lizards, most are ground-dwelling animals, and the subfamily includes some lizards adapted to relatively cold climates, including those of the Andes mountains and Tierra del Fuego. Several species give birth to live young.[2]

Genera

The family Tropiduridae contains the following eight genera.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Tropiduridae". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  2. ^ Bauer, Aaron M. (1998). Cogger, H.G.; Zweifel, R.G. (eds.). Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians. San Diego: Academic Press. p. 145. ISBN 978-0-12-178560-4.

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Tropiduridae: Brief Summary

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The Tropiduridae are a family of iguanid lizards. The family is sometimes considered a subfamily, Tropidurinae. The subfamily is native to South America, including the islands of Trinidad and the Galápagos. Commonly known as neotropical ground lizards, most are ground-dwelling animals, and the subfamily includes some lizards adapted to relatively cold climates, including those of the Andes mountains and Tierra del Fuego. Several species give birth to live young.

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