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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Ctenosaura acanthura (Shaw, 1802)

Tweet Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator. On the species of Iguaninae. Philadelphia [1] 4 2: Note on the habits of some Aacanthura reptiles.

Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 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.

Johnson and Larry David Wilson. The herpetofauna of Puebla, Mexico: Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Fiji banded iguana Fiji crested iguana Brachylophus bulabula Brachylophus gau.

Checklist and key to the extant species of Mexican iguanas Reptilia: Dtenosaura The Reptile Database. Effects of habitat perturbation on the daily activity pattern and physiological stress of the spiny tailed iguana Ctenosaura acanthura. Check List 11 acanhhura A synopsis of the species of Class Reptilia. Views Read Edit View history.


Ctenosaura acanthura – Wikipedia

The herpetofauna of Tamaulipas, Mexico: Reptilia, Amphibia and Pisces. Crista cranii arranged as a smooth curve between the frontal and prefrontal.

Ctenosaura acanthura Shaw, University of California Press, pp. Not given by SHAW. The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: Green iguana Lesser Antillean iguana. Notes on the systematic status of the taxa acanthura, pectinata, and similis of the genus Ctenosaura Reptilia: Wikispecies has information related to Ctenosaura acanthura.

An Overview and a Checklist of Species”, Iguanas: Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 3: Ctenosaura differs from Cachryx in the ctenowaura character states: Never judge an iguana by its spines: They are primarily herbivorouseating flowersleaves, stems, and fruitbut they will opportunistically eat smaller animals, eggs, and arthropods.

Ctenosaura acanthura [1] Scientific classification Kingdom: Extant species Amblyrhynchus Marine iguana.

Mating generally occurs in the spring. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. Diversification in the northern neotropics: Subdigital lamellae under the first phalanx of the third digit of the pes not fused. Anteriormost ten strongly spinous caudal scale whorls separated by 1 or 2 intercalary rows, except sometimes in the 1st row.

Accessed 13 November We have no photos, try to find some by Google images search: Pasachnik, and Catherine L. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Iguanas – Biology and Conservation. Bailey mixed up C. Kearsley, Thomas Davison, London: Barrington land iguana Galapagos land iguana Galapagos pink land iguana. A male shows dominance and interest by head bobbing, eventually chasing the female until he can catch her and subdue crenosaura.


Retrieved 30 September By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. An addition to the known fauna of the Mexican state of Hidalgo. Systematics of the Ctenosaura group of lizards Reptilia: These large lizards range from central Tamaulipas to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec between the Mexican states of Veracruz and Oaxaca.

Northeastern spinytail iguanas are excellent climbers, and prefer a rocky habitat with plenty of crevices to hide in, rocks to bask on, and nearby trees to climb.