Iguanidae is a family of lizards that includes iguanas, chameleons, and anoles. They are typically characterized by a long body, a long tail, and four legs. They inhabit a variety of habitats, including deserts, rainforests, and grasslands. Lifespan varies by species, but most live between 10 and 15 years. Current population estimates are difficult to determine, but the IUCN Red List lists several species as vulnerable or endangered.
Name Origin: The name Iguanidae is derived from the Latin word for iguana, which is iguanam. This family of lizards is believed to have originated in South America and the Caribbean, and the name was likely given to them by early European explorers who encountered them in these regions.
Related Species: Anolis, Ctenosaura, Cyclura, Dipsosaurus, Sauromalus, Amblyrhynchus, Conolophus, Holbrookia, Phrynosoma, Uma