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Family Notes
1 Genera, 1 Species in the database.
Agamidae Agamas. Large family of rather unspecialized, old-world lizards. Tail without predetermined breaking points, poor regeneration capabilities. 45 Genera, 190 Species in the database.
Amphisbaenidae 1 Genera, 1 Species in the database.
Anguidae Lateral Fold Lizards. Head with large, regular scutes. Longitudinal ventrolateral fold separates the dorsal and ventral armor on each side. Tail typically longer than body, good regeneration properties. 11 Genera, 71 Species in the database.
Anniellidae American Legless Lizards. Lacks ear openings, tail not longer than body. 1 Genera, 2 Species in the database.
Chamaeleonidae True Chameleons. 6 Genera, 80 Species in the database.
Cordylidae 4 Genera, 28 Species in the database.
Corytophanidae 3 Genera, 5 Species in the database.
Crotaphytidae 2 Genera, 13 Species in the database.
Dibamidae 2 Genera, 8 Species in the database.
Gekkonidae Geckos. 90 Genera, 561 Species in the database.
Gerrhosauridae 4 Genera, 15 Species in the database.
Gymnophthalmidae 32 Genera, 96 Species in the database.
Helodermatidae Beaded Lizards. Only venomous lizards known to man. Venom seems to be a defensive mechanism, as they are large and strong enough to subdue their prey without aid of venom. 1 Genera, 2 Species in the database.
Hoplocercidae 3 Genera, 5 Species in the database.
Iguanidae 8 Genera, 23 Species in the database.
Lacertidae 27 Genera, 145 Species in the database.
Lanthanotidae 1 Genera, 1 Species in the database.
Opluridae 1 Genera, 3 Species in the database.
Phrynosomatidae Spiny and Horned Lizards. 10 Genera, 96 Species in the database.
Polychrotidae 11 Genera, 241 Species in the database.
Pygopodidae 6 Genera, 21 Species in the database.
Scincidae Skinks. Large family with nearly worldwide distribution. About 45% are viviporous. 115 Genera, 682 Species in the database.
Teiidae 8 Genera, 71 Species in the database.
Tropiduridae 9 Genera, 146 Species in the database.
Varanidae 1 Genera, 33 Species in the database.
Xantusidae Night Lizards. Despite the name, most are diurnal in habits. Many species were thought to be nocturnal due to their secretive nature. Similar in appearance to some geckos due to their granular scales and immovable eyelids. 3 Genera, 17 Species in the database.
Xenosauridae 1 Genera, 3 Species in the database.

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