Iguana standing on sand

Iguanas

Iguanas are a family of lizards to which the iguanas, chuckwallas and related species belong. Many iguanids have evolved to cope with life in arid climates.

Scientific name: Iguanidae

Rank: Family

Distribution

Map showing the distribution of the Iguanas taxa

The shading illustrates the diversity of this group - the darker the colour the greater the number of species. Data provided by WWF's Wildfinder.

BBC News about Iguanas