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.
|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|
|Diet||Insects, spiders, worms, and other smaller lizards|
|Mode of Reproduction||Oviparous|