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Lizards of Peru

Peru has several species of lizards.

Spiny Whorltail Iguana
Spiny Whorltail Iguana - Stenocercus crassicaudatus

List of Lizards

    Family Gekkonidae - Geckos
  1. Collared Streak Lizard - Gonatodes concinnatus
  2. Amazon Streak Lizard - Gonatodes humeralis
  3. Common House Gecko - Hemidactylus mabouia
  4. Greater Dwarf Gecko - Lepidoblepharis (giant)
  5. Spotted Dwarf Gecko - Lepidoblepharis hoogmoedi
  6. Amazon Pigmy Gecko - Pseudogonatodes guianensis
  7. Turnip-Tailed Gecko - Thecadactylus rapicaudus  ...photo 
    Family Hoplocercidae - Wood Lizards And Clubtails
  8. Amazon Wood Lizard - Enyalioides laticeps
  9. Brown Wood Lizard - Enyalioides microlepis
    Family Iguanidae - Iguanas
  10. Green Iguana - Iguana iguana
    Family Polychrotidae - Anoles And Monkey Lizards
  11. Boettger's Anole - Anolis boettgeri
  12. Blue-Lipped Anole - Anolis bombiceps
  13. - Anolis cuscoensis (New species described in 2008)
  14. Odd Anole - Anolis dissimilis
  15. Slender Anole - Anolis fuscoauratus fuscoauratus
  16. Yellow-Tongued Anole - Anolis chrysolepis scypheus
  17. Blue-Throated Anole - Anolis chrysolepis tandae
  18. Smooth Anole - Anolis laevis
  19. - Anolis nitens
  20. - Anolis orcesi
  21. Bark Anole - Anolis ortonii
  22. Amazon Green Anole - Anolis punctatus
  23. Common Forest Anole - Anolis trachyderma
  24. Banded Tree Anole - Anolis transversalis
  25. Southern Monkey Lizard (Boulenger's Bush Anole) - Polychrus liogaster  ...photo 
  26. Common Monkey Lizard - Polychrus marmoratus
    Family Tropiduridae - Leaf Lizards, Thornytails, Tree and Diving Lizards
  27. Boettger's Whorltail Iguana - Stenocercus boettgeri
  28. Spiny Whorltail Iguana - Stenocercus crassicaudatus  ...photo 
  29. Western Leaf Lizard - Stenocercus fimbriatus
  30. Formosa Whorltail Iguana - Stenocercus formosus
  31. - Stenocercus frittsi (new species described in 2005)
  32. Greater Ornate Whorltail Iguana - Stenocercus praeornatus
  33. - Stenocercus scapularis
  34. Tiger Pacific Iguana - Microlophus tigris  ...photo 
  35. Southern Green Thornytail - Tropidurus (Uracentron) azureum guentheri
  36. Amazon Thornytail - Tropidurus (uracentron) flaviceps
  37. Collared Tree Lizard - Tropidurus plica
  38. Blue-Lipped Tree Lizard - Tropidurus umbra ochrocollaris
    Family Gymnophthalmidae - Shade, Creek, Stream, Worm, Root, Ground and Swamp Lizards
  39. Keel-Bellied Shade Lizard - Alopoglossus atriventris
  40. Large-Scaled Shade Lizard - Alopoglossus angulatus
  41. Smooth-Bellied Shade Lizard - Alopoglossus buckleyi
  42. Drab Shade Lizard - Alopoglossus copii
  43. Western Creek Lizard - Arthrosaura reticulata reticulata
  44. Striped Worm Lizard - Bachia trisanale trisanale
  45. Peruvian Worm Lizard - Bachia peruana
  46. Brown Worm Lizard - Bachia vermiformis
  47. Black-Striped Shade Lizard - Cercosaura Ocellata Bassleri
  48. Glossy Shade Lizard - Iphisa elegans elegans
  49. Common Root Lizard - Leposoma parietale
  50. Common Stream Lizard - Neusticurus ecpleopus
  51. Elegant Eyed Lizard - Prionodactylus argulus
  52. Slender Swamp Lizard - Ptychoglossus brevifrontalis
    Family Teiidae - Racerunners, Whiptails, Tegus and Caiman Lizards
  53. Amazon Racerunner - Ameiva ameiva  ...photo 
  54. Crocodile Tegu - Crocodilurus lacertinus
  55. Northern Caiman Lizard - Dracaena guianensis
  56. Cocha Whiptail - Kentropyx altamazonica
  57. Forest Whiptail - Kentropyx pelviceps
  58. Golden Tegu - Tupinambis teguixin
    Family Scincidae - Skinks
  59. Two-Lined Skink - Mabuya bistriata
  60. Black-Spotted Skink - Mabuya nigropunctata

Articles about Lizards

  • Lizards from the Paracas National Reserve by Alessandro Catenazzi. Great photographs.  ...link 
  • A Look at Caiman Lizards. (Dracaena guianensis & Dracaena paraguayensis) by Matt Russell, Reptiles magazine, October 2000.  ...link 
  • New Species of Stenocercus (Squamata: Iguania) from the Andes of Central Peru with a Redescription of Stenocercus variabilis, by Omar Torres-Carvajal, Journal of Herpetology, 2005  ...link 
  • Notes on Variation in Anolis boettgeri Boulenger 1911, Assessment of the Status of Anolis albimaculatus Henle and Ehrl 1991, and Description of a New Species of Anolis (Squamata: Iguania) Similar to Anolis boettgeri, by Steven Poe1, Christian Yañez-Miranda, Edgar Lehr, Journal of Herpetology 2008  ...link 
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