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Rhino Iguana

The Rhino Iguana is a species of lizards that are found in the Caribbean Islands. This threatened reptile has a bony-plated outgrowth or pseudo-horn on the snout, resembling the horn of a rhinoceros, from which it gets its name. They have two subspecies.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Iguania
    Family Iguanidae
    Genus Cyclura
    Species C. cornuta
    Scientific Name Cycluracornuta

    Other Names Goliath Dragon
    Length 60 Р136 cm (24 Р54 in)
    Coloration Steel gray to dark green or even brown
    Distribution Only in the Caribbean Island of Hispaniola, shared by the Republic of Haiti and the Dominican Republic
    Habitat Scrub woodlands, dry forests, rocky regions with eroded limestone in coastal terraces, lowland areas of the mainland, offshore islands and small cays
    Diet Purely herbivorous diet including leaves, flowers, berries, and fruits
    Breeding Season The first rainy season of the year (May to June), lasting for only 2-3 weeks
    Clutch Size 2 to 34 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable

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    Published on January 29th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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