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Mexican Spiny-tailed Iguana

The Mexican spiny-tailed iguanas, as the name suggests, are endemic to Mexico known for their bright coloration in the pet trade.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Iguania
    Family Iguanidae
    Genus Ctenosaura
    Species C. pectinata
    Scientific Name Ctenosaurapectinata


    Other Names Mexican spinytail iguana
    Length Up to 1.3m (4.3 feet)
    Coloration Typically brown to grey-brown with the ventral surface being yellow
    Distribution Western Mexico from Sinaloa to Oaxaca
    Habitat Primarily arboreal, living on treetops in dense vegetation
    Diet Primarily herbivorous consuming fruits, flowers, leaves, and stems, but also small animals, eggs, and arthropods occasionally
    Breeding Season Spring
    Clutch Size Up to 50 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)

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    Published on January 31st 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 20th July 2018.

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