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Desert Iguana

The Desert Iguana is a species of common, medium-sized iguanas that are endemic to a few desert regions of North America.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Sauropsida
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Lacertilia
    Family Iguanidae
    Genus Dipsosaurus
    Species D. dorsalis
    Scientific Name Dipsosaurusdorsalis


    Length 61 cm (24 in)
    Coloration Dull gray-tan to cream with light brown reticulated pattern on both the sides and the back
    Distribution Sonoran and Mojave deserts of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico
    Habitat Dry, sandy desert scrubland, arid subtropical scrub and tropical deciduous forest
    Diet Mostly herbivorous consuming leaves, buds, and fruits, and are especially attracted to the yellow flowers of the creosote bush
    Clutch Size 3-8 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on January 22nd 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 24th July 2018.

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