Iphisa is a genus of the lizard family Gymnophthalmidae. The genus is monotypic, i.e. it has only one species, Iphisa elegans, the glossy shade lizard. It occurs in South America.[2]

Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gymnophthalmidae
Genus: Iphisa
Gray, 1851
I. elegans
Binomial name
Iphisa elegans
Gray, 1851


  1. ^ Calderón, M., Moravec, J., Avila-Pires, T.C.S., Aparicio, J. & Perez, P. 2019. Iphisa elegans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T44578602A44578607. https://doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-2.RLTS.T44578602A44578607.en. Downloaded on 27 July 2019.
  2. ^ Iphisa elegans in the Reptile Database