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Green Iguana

Green Iguanas are a large sized species of lizards found in Central America, South America and the Caribbean. They are arboreal.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Family Iguanidae
    Genus Iguana
    Scientific Name Iguana iguana

    Other Names Common Iguana, American Iguana
    Length Around 1.5 m; however, some specimens has reached more than 2m
    Weight 10-15 lbs; however larger specimens weigh more than 20 lbs
    Color Dull green to gray brown or orange with black or brown markings
    Distribution Southern Mexico, central Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Caribbean, Grand Cayman, Puerto Rico, Florida, Hawaii, Texas, United States Virgin Islands
    Habitat Trees, bushes near to water in tropical rainforests
    Diet Primarily herbivores; however they are known to feed on insects and snails
    Predators Birds of prey, foxes, weasels, rats, snakes
    Breeding Season End of summer
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 20 to 71 eggs
    Incubation Period 10 to 15 weeks
    Reproductive Age Around 18 months
    Average Lifespan Around 15 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Not Evaluated

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    Published on October 23rd 2016 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 7th June 2019.

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