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Collared Iguana

Collared iguana is a species of iguana found in Madagascar and Grand Comore Island. The species is arboreal. There are two recognized subspecies of this species.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Lacertilia
    Infraorder Iguania
    Family Opluridae
    Genus Oplurus
    Scientific Name Oplurus cuvieri


    Other Names Collared iguanid lizard, Madagascan collared iguana
    Size Around 35 cm
    Color Grayish-brown body color with light spots; black collar
    Distribution Madagascar, Grand Comore Island
    Habitat Tropical forest, rainforest
    Diet Carnivorous
    Predators Predatory birds, snake
    Breeding Season Rainy season
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 2 to 5 eggs
    Incubation Period 61 to 71 days
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on May 6th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 24th August 2018.

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