Green iguana

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Green iguana[1]
Temporal range: Holocene - Recent[2][3]
An adult Green Iguana in Costa Rica
A juvenile Green Iguana in Grand Cayman
CITES Appendix II (CITES)[5]
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Iguanidae
Genus: Iguana
I. iguana
Binomial name
Iguana iguana
Native range in green (does not include the recent colonization of Anguilla in 1995 following hurricanes); introduced range in red
  • Lacerta iguana Linnaeus, 1758
  • Hypsilophus tuberculatus Wagler 1830
  • Iguana hernandessi Jan 1857
  • Iguana iguana rhinolopha Wiegman, 1834
  • Hypsilophus rhinolophus Fitzinger, 1843
  • Iguana rhinolopha Dumeril & Bibron, 1837
  • Iguana rhinolophus Günther, 1885

The green iguana or common iguana (Iguana iguana) is a lizard 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.[6][7][8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Iguana iguana (Linnaeus, 1758)". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 4 September 2008.
  2. "Fossilworks: Iguana iguana". Archived from the original on 12 December 2021. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  3. "Fossilworks: Iguanidae". Archived from the original on 12 December 2021. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  4. Bock, B.; Malone, C.L.; Knapp, C.; Aparicio, J.; Avila-Pires, T.C.S.; Cacciali, P.; Caicedo, J.R.; Chaves, G.; Cisneros-Heredia, D.F.; Gutiérrez-Cárdenas, P.; Lamar, W.; Moravec, J.; Perez, P.; Porras, L.W.; Rivas, G.; Scott, N.; Solórzano, A.; Sunyer, J. (2020) [amended version of 2018 assessment]. "Iguana iguana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T174481A174437922. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-2.RLTS.T174481A174437922.en. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  5. "Appendices | CITES". Retrieved 2022-01-14.
  6. Swanson, Paul L (1950), "The Iguana: Iguana iguana iguana", Herpetolgica 6: 187–193
  7. 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
  8. 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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