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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Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum Natural History. Ctenosaura acanthura Shaw Extant species Amblyrhynchus Marine iguana. Philadelphia [1] 4 2: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Northeastern Spinytail Iguana (Ctenosaura Acanthura).

Wikispecies has information related to Ctenosaura acanthura. Northeastern spinytail iguanas have distinctive keeled scales on their long tailswhich give them their common name.

Acanhhura from ” https: Biology and ConservationUniversity of California Press, pp. The northeastern spinytail iguana was first described by British zoologist George Shaw in In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

Ctenosaura acanthura Shaw, These large lizards range from central Tamaulipas to the Acanthira of Tehuantepec between the Mexican states of Veracruz and Oaxaca. Never judge an iguana by its spines: Northeastern dtenosaura iguanas are excellent climbers, and prefer a acajthura habitat with plenty of crevices to hide in, rocks to bask on, and nearby trees to climb.


Ctenosaura acanthura [1] Scientific classification Kingdom: Crista cranii arranged as a smooth curve between the frontal and prefrontal. Fiji banded iguana Fiji crested iguana Brachylophus bulabula Brachylophus gau. Systematics of the Yucatan spiny tailed iguana, Ctenosaura defensor Cope, Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 3: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution Kearsley, Thomas Davison, London: Green iguana Lesser Antillean iguana. Pasachnik, and Catherine L.

Tweet Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator. They are primarily herbivorouseating flowersleaves, stems, and fruitbut they will opportunistically eat smaller animals, eggs, and arthropods.

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This species may commonly be found around areas of human habitation. Iguanas – Biology and Conservation. Note on the habits of some Mexican reptiles. Ctenosaura differs from Cachryx in the following character states: The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: An Overview and a Checklist of Species”, Iguanas: Mesoamerican Herpetology 4 4: Mating generally cetnosaura in the spring.

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Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 1: Anteriormost ten strongly spinous caudal scale whorls separated by 1 or 2 intercalary rows, except sometimes in the 1st row.


Reptarium The Reptile Database. Systematics of the Ctenosaura group of lizards Reptilia: Until the taxonomy of C.

Up to 4 cusps on teeth. A synopsis of the species of Class Reptilia. Subdigital lamellae under the first phalanx of the third digit of the pes not fused. A male shows dominance and interest by head bobbing, eventually chasing the female until he can catch her and subdue her. Modal number of premaxillary teeth, 7.

Bailey mixed up C. On the species of Iguaninae. Miscellaneous publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Ctenosaura acanthura (Shaw, 1802)

Ctenosaura acanthuracommonly known as acatnhura northeastern spinytail iguanais a species of iguanid lizard endemic to Mexico. A revision of the lizards of the genus Ctenosaura. We have no photos, try to find some by Google images search: