Enyalius (lizard)

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Enyalius is a genus of lizards in the family Leiosauridae. The genus is endemic to Brazil and Uruguay.[1]

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Enyalius catenatus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Leiosauridae
Genus: Enyalius
Wagler, 1830

The Enyalius genus is mostly insectivorous (meaning they eat insects and other invertebrates), diurnal (active during the day), and inhabits trees.[2] There are currently ten known species of this genus: E. brasiliensis, E. boulengeri, E. iheringii, E. perditus, E. pictus, E. erythroceneus, E. leechii,  E. catenatus, E. bibronii, and E. bilineatus.[3] The reproductive timing for the E. perditus species occurs typically in warm and wet seasons and is typically shorter than other species of this genus. These lizards lay eggs and have clutch size (number of eggs laid at one time) of about 3-11.[2]


Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Enyalius.


  1. ^ "Enyalius ". Reptile Database. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b Migliore, Serena; Braz, Henrique; Barreto-Lima, André; Almeida-Santos, Selma (2017-12-31). "Reproductive timing and fecundity in the Neotropical lizard Enyalius perditus (Squamata: Leiosauridae)". Acta Herpetologica: 187–191 Pages. doi:10.13128/ACTA_HERPETOL-19981.
  3. ^ Breitman, M. Florencia; Domingos, Fabricius M. C. B.; Bagley, Justin C.; Wiederhecker, Helga C.; Ferrari, Tayná B.; Cavalcante, Vitor H. G. L.; Pereira, André C.; Abreu, TarcÍSio L. S.; De-Lima, Anderson Kennedy Soares; Morais, Carlos J. S.; Prette, Ana C. H. Del (December 2018). "A New Species of Enyalius (Squamata, Leiosauridae) Endemic to the Brazilian Cerrado". Herpetologica. 74 (4): 355–369. doi:10.1655/0018-0831.355. ISSN 0018-0831.

Further readingEdit

  • Wagler J (1830). Natürliches System der AMPHIBIEN, mit vorangehender Classification der SÄUGTHIERE und VÖGEL. Ein Beitrag zur vergleichenden Zoologie. Munich, Stuttgart and Tübingen: J.G. Cotta. vi + 354 pp. + one plate. (Enyalius, new genus, p. 150). (in German and Latin). (archive).