The Iguanidae are a group of lizards composed of iguanas and related species.
Iguanidae any of around 700 types of lizards in excess of 40 genera that establish the family Iguanidae. Iguanids are found all through the Americas from southern Canada to the tip of South America. The main special cases are one genus (Brachylophus) in Fiji and other Pacific islands and two genera (Oplurus and Chalarodon) in Madagascar.
The family includes the common (Iguana) of the American tropics, the marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus) of the Galapagos Islands, and the regular genus Anolis with in excess of 200 species. Around 10 genera of iguanids are found in the United States, where they are by a long shot the most prominent lizards of the American Southwest.
Iguanids are comprised of eight subfamilies: Corytophaninae, Crotaphytinae, Hoplocercinae, Iguaninae, Oplurinae, Phrynosomatinae, Polychrotinae, and Tropidurinae. Some authorities have raised every one of these subfamilies to the family level. Iguanids are likewise identified with the Agamidae and the chameleons of the Eastern Hemisphere.
- Iguanaiguana (COMMON IGUANA)
- Cyclura cornuta (ROCK IGUANA)