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Rhinoceros Iguana

The Rhinoceros Iguana is a species of ‘vulnerable’ lizards deriving its name from the bony-plated outgrowth or pseudo-horn which looks like the horn of a rhino.



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


    Length 60 to 136 centimeters (24 to 54 in)
    Coloration Uniform gray to drab brown
    Distribution Primarily found in the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (the Republic of Haiti and the Dominican Republic)
    Habitat Mostly in the rocky and dry terrain in coastal areas, but also in woodlands and forests
    Diet Primarily herbivorous consuming leaves, flowers, berries, and fruits
    Breeding Season May to June
    Clutch Size 2 to 34 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable

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    Published on March 6th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 28th August 2018.

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