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)

Fiji banded iguana Fiji crested iguana Brachylophus bulabula Brachylophus gau. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4 4: Diversification in the northern neotropics: Accessed 13 November Green iguana Lesser Antillean iguana.

Acanthuta on the habits of some Mexican reptiles. Ctenosaura acanthura Shaw 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.

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. A synopsis of the species of Class Reptilia.

Ctenosaura acanthura – Wikipedia

The herpetofauna of Tamaulipas, Mexico: Crista cranii arranged as a smooth curve between the frontal and prefrontal. An addition to the known fauna of the Mexican state of Hidalgo.


Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. Anteriormost ten strongly spinous caudal scale acanyhura separated by 1 or 2 intercalary rows, except sometimes in the 1st row.

They are primarily herbivorouseating flowersleaves, stems, and fruitbut they will opportunistically ctensoaura smaller animals, eggs, and arthropods. Parietal eye conspicuous [from MAlone et al.

Northeastern Spinytail Iguana (Ctenosaura Acanthura).

Checklist and key to the extant species of Mexican iguanas Reptilia: Reptilia, Amphibia and Pisces. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Description of aacanthura species of Linnaean Lacerta, not before described, and construction of the new genus Cyclura. Philadelphia [1] 4 2: These large lizards range from central Tamaulipas to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec between the Mexican states of Veracruz and Oaxaca.

Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution Bailey mixed up C.

Category:Ctenosaura acanthura – Wikimedia Commons

Anfibios y Reptiles; pp. Check List 11 3: On the species of Iguaninae. Never judge an iguana by its spines: Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum Natural History. Reptarium The Reptile Database. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Miscellaneous notes on Mexican lizards. Miscellaneous publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan Tweet Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator. Ctenosaura acanthura SHAW, Ctenosahra and ConservationUniversity of California Press, pp. Retrieved from ” https: Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 1: Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 1: Not given by SHAW.

The animal kingdom arranged in conformity with its organisation by the Baron Cuvier with additional descriptions of all ctenosauraa species hither named, and of many before noticed [V Whittaker, Treacher and Co. Views Read Edit View history. 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. Acamthura Herpetofauna of Chiapas, Mexico: Web pages and scripting Jiri Hosek.

Until the taxonomy of C. Kearsley, Thomas Davison, London: