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Cape Spinytail Iguana

Cape spinytail iguana is a species of iguana found only in Baja California in Mexico. The arboreal species is mainly herbivorous; however, it can be an opportunistic carnivore. At present, there are five recognized subspecies of this species.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Iguania
    Family Iguanidae
    Genus Ctenosaura
    Scientific Name Ctenosaura hemilopha

    Size Males: Up to 100 cm
    Females: Up to 70 cm
    Color White or light gray
    Distribution Baja California (Mexico)
    Habitat Tree cavities
    Diet Flowers, leaves, stems, fruit; sometimes  smaller animals, eggs, and arthropods
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Average Lifespan 9.6 years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Not Evaluated

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    Published on February 11th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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