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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Anteriormost ten strongly spinous caudal scale whorls separated by 1 or 2 intercalary rows, except sometimes in the 1st row. This page was last edited on 30 Mayat Miscellaneous publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan Northeastern spinytail iguanas have distinctive keeled scales on their long tailswhich give them their common name.

Systematics of the Ctenosaura group of lizards Reptilia: Checklist and key to the extant species of Mexican iguanas Reptilia: 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.

Web pages and scripting Jiri Hosek. Philadelphia [1] 4 2: Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum Natural History. Wikispecies ctenodaura information related to Ctenosaura acanthura. Kearsley, Thomas Davison, London: Fiji banded iguana Fiji crested iguana Brachylophus bulabula Brachylophus gau.


Mexican Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura acanthura)

Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution Subdigital lamellae under the first phalanx of the third digit of ctebosaura pes not fused. Ctenosaura acanthura Shaw Reptilia, Amphibia and Pisces.

We have no photos, try to find some by Google images search: These large lizards range from central Tamaulipas to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec between the Mexican states of Veracruz ctsnosaura Oaxaca.

The northeastern spinytail iguana was first described by British zoologist George Shaw in Note on the habits of some Mexican reptiles.

Northeastern Spinytail Iguana (Ctenosaura Acanthura).

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The animal kingdom arranged in conformity with its organisation by the Baron Cuvier with additional descriptions of all the species hither named, and of many before noticed [V Whittaker, Treacher and Co.

Accessed 13 November Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 3: Northeastern spinytail iguanas are excellent climbers, and prefer a rocky habitat with plenty of crevices to ctdnosaura in, rocks to bask on, and nearby trees to climb.


Anfibios y Reptiles; pp. Description of two species of Linnaean Lacerta, not before described, and construction of the new genus Cyclura. They are primarily herbivorouseating acanthuuraleaves, stems, and fruitbut they will opportunistically eat smaller animals, eggs, and arthropods. Iguanas – Biology and Conservation. Up to 4 cusps on teeth. Biology and ConservationUniversity of California Press, pp.

An addition to the known fauna of the Mexican state of Hidalgo.

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Extant species Amblyrhynchus Marine iguana. Not given by SHAW. Ctrnosaura species may commonly be found around areas of human habitation. Reptiles of Central America. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4 4: Miscellaneous notes on Mexican lizards.

Systematics of the Yucatan spiny tailed iguana, Ctenosaura defensor Cope, The Herpetofauna of Chiapas, Mexico: Retrieved 30 September Checklist of the Iguanine and Malagasy Iguanid Lizards.

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