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Helmeted Iguana

As the name suggests, the helmeted iguanas got their name from the bulge they have at the back of their neck region. These are new world lizards found in the wild areas of South America.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Iguania
    Family Corytophanidae
    Genus Corytophanes
    Species C. cristatus
    Scientific Name Corytophanes cristatus

    Length Up to 14 inches (34 cm)
    Coloration Dark gray and beige, but are able to change their color from dark to light and vice versa
    Distribution Southern Mexico to South America
    Habitat Dense rainforests
    Diet Insects, spiders, worms, and other smaller lizards
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous

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

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