Trogonophis, Pachycalamus and Agamodon of Africa are all acrodont; the other genera are pleurodont.
Yet pleurodont lizards, strange to say, are found in Madagascar.
pleurodont lizards with well-developed limbs; without temporal bony arches; postthoracic ribs united across the abdomen.
In their general structure the Iguanidae closely resemble the Agamidae, from which they differ mainly by the pleurodont dentition.
These teeth are pleurodont, that is, are ankylosed by their bases and outer sides to the margin of the jaw.