Green iguana

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Iguana iguana [1]
Temporal range: Miocene-Recent, 20-0 Ma
Iguana iguana en Venezuela.jpg
Green iguana at Baradidas Zoo, Venezuela
Scientific classification
Binomial name
Iguana iguana
(Linnaeus), 10th ed 1758

The lizard commonly known as green iguana or common iguana (Iguana iguana) is native to Central and South America and the Caribbean. It is an arboreal herbivorous species that belongs to the genus Iguana.

Distribution[change | change source]

The green iguana ranges over a large geographic area, from southern Brazil and Paraguay as far north as Mexico. Also the Caribbean islands, especially Puerto Rico, where they are very common throughout the island; and in the United States in South Florida (including the Florida Keys), Hawaii, and the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.[2][3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Iguana iguana (Linnaeus, 1758)". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 4 September 2008.
  2. Swanson, Paul L (1950), "The Iguana: Iguana iguana iguana", Herpetolgica 6: 187–193
  3. Lazell, J.D. (1973), "The lizard genus Iguana in the Lesser Antilles", Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology(New York) 145: pp. 1–28
  4. Krysko, Kenneth L; Enge, Kevin M; Donlan, Ellen M; Seitz, Jason C (2007), "Distribution, Natural History, and Impacts of the Introduced Green Iguana in Florida", Iguana: Conservation, Natural History, and Husbandry of Reptiles(International Reptile Conservation Foundation) 14 (3): 142–151

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