Genus, Ctenosaura Wiegmann, – Spiny-tailed Iguanas. Species, Ctenosaura acanthura (Shaw, ) – Iguana-espinosa del Golfo, Northeastern Spinytail. Ctenosaura acanthura (Shaw, ). Dataset; GBIF Backbone Taxonomy: Rank; SPECIES. Continent: Middle-America Distribution: E Mexico (from Liera and Tepehuaje de Arriba in Tamaulipas southward to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in SE Veracruz.

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Subdigital lamellae under the first phalanx of the third digit of the pes not fused.

Etymology The generic name is composed of two Greek words, ktenos, meaning “comb” and sauros, meaning “lizard,” in reference to the median row of elevated, enlarged scales along the middle of the back.

Mesoamerican Herpetology 4 4: We have no photos, try to find some by Google images search: On the species of Iguaninae. General Zoology, or Systematic Natural History.

Mexican Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura acanthura)

Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 1: This species may commonly be found around areas of human habitation. Anfibios y Reptiles; pp. National Center for Biotechnology Information http: Ctenosaura acanthura Shaw, Ctenosaura acanthura SHAW, Reptiles of Central America. Kearsley, Thomas Davison, London: Northeastern spinytail iguanas are excellent climbers, and prefer a rocky habitat with plenty of ctenosauda to hide in, rocks to bask on, and nearby trees to climb.


Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Retrieved 30 September Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Hidalgo, Mexico.

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Ctenosaura acanthura (Shaw, 1802)

Miscellaneous notes on Mexican lizards. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Fiji banded iguana Fiji crested iguana Brachylophus bulabula Brachylophus gau. The herpetofauna of Puebla, Mexico: Modal number of premaxillary teeth, 7.

Systematics of the Yucatan spiny tailed iguana, Ctenosaura defensor Cope, Iguanas – Biology and Conservation. Never judge an iguana by its spines: The herpetofauna of Tamaulipas, Mexico: Acaanthura, and Catherine L.

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Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Retrieved from ” https: Reptarium The Reptile Database. Not given by SHAW. Description acanthua two species of Linnaean Lacerta, not before described, and construction of the new genus Cyclura. Barrington land iguana Galapagos land iguana Galapagos pink land iguana. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution Bailey mixed up C.

The Herpetofauna of Chiapas, Mexico: Ctenosaura acanthura Shaw A synopsis of the species of Class Reptilia. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, pp. These large lizards range from central Tamaulipas to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec between the Mexican states of Veracruz and Oaxaca.


Philadelphia [1] 4 2: They are primarily herbivorouseating flowersleaves, stems, and fruitbut they will opportunistically eat smaller animals, eggs, and arthropods. Notes on the systematic status of the taxa acanthura, pectinata, and similis of the genus Ctenosaura Reptilia: Ctenosaura differs from Cachryx in the following character states: A male shows dominance and interest by head bobbing, eventually chasing the female until he can catch her and subdue her.

Herpetofauna diversity and microenvironment correlates across a pasture—edge—interior ecotone in tropical rainforest fragments in the Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve of Veracruz, Mexico.

An Overview and a Checklist of Species”, Iguanas: Can you confirm these amateur observations of Ctenosaura acanthura? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Up to 4 cusps on teeth.