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Club Tail Iguana

Club tail iguana is a medium-sized, robust species of lizard found only in Central America.

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

    Other Names Five-keeled spiny-tailed iguana
    Length Male: Around 35 cm (14 in)
    Female: Around 18.5 cm (7.3 in)
    Weight Up to 20 lbs
    Color Hatchlings are bright green changing to brown with age; males develop black, blue and yellow coloration on the body and head against the brown background while females are uniform dull brown
    Distribution Costa Rica and Nicaragua
    Habitat Tropical dry forests
    Diet Omnivorous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Unknown in the wild; however, one captive specimen laid 5 eggs in a clutch
    Average Lifespan Up to 20 years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Endangered

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    Published on March 21st 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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