AnAge entry for Ctenosaura pectinata. Classification Genus: Ctenosaura; Species: Ctenosaura pectinata; Common name: Western spiny-tailed iguana. Digital Morphology account of the Mexican spinytail iguana, Ctenosaura pectinata, featuring CT-generated animations of the skull and. Pasachnik, S. Ctenosaura similis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 1: Even if it’s designed for a small segment of the population Find Us On facebook. T”Distribution of the introduced black spiny-tailed iguana Ctenosaura similis on the southwestern coast of Florida”, Florida ScientistLawrence, Kansas;, 66 2pp.

Nova Science, New York, pp. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Feed adult spiny-tailed iguanas a wide range of food, such as mixed greens, shredded carrots, mulberry and hibiscus leaves, and edible wild plants such as purslane, clover, dandelions, greens and flowers.

Mating occurs in the spring. I like to include live edible plants, such as hibiscus, of which both the flowers and leaves are edible, in my spiny-tail enclosures. The titular character Frasierin the episode “Odd Man Out,” meets a former supermodel on a plane traveling to Mexico to study the Mexican spiny-tailed iguana, as she is in pursuit of her Ph. There are a total of nine species of Ctenosauraranging through the lowlands of Mexico and Central America as far south as Panama.


Find more photos by Google images search: The herpetofauna of Puebla, Mexico: I use cypress mulch substrate with my spiny-tails.

Ctenosaura pectinata | The Reptile Database

Wild-caught spiny-tails are also available, most commonly the club-tailed iguana C. Email him at blueghostreptile msn.

Jessie Maisano Image processing: Private Collection of Dr. Journal of pectniata International Iguana Society12 1: Fourth contribution lo the herpetology of tropical America. A revision of the lizards of the genus Ctenosaura. American Museum Novitates Sinaloa toad Incilius mazatlanensis Amphibians endemic to Mexico, Endemic animals.

On a very personal note, I never want to be the person hating on others’ success. Spiny-tailed iguanas range in size from the small Yucatan spiny-tailed iguana C.

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Spiny Tailed Iguana Care Sheet

I have never fed vertebrate prey such as mice to my Ctenosaura, but know keepers who have with no harmful effect. The Mexican Spiny-tailed iguana is a social lizard, which has adapted to living in groups as opposed to other species of Ctenosaura which tend to be solitary animals.


Caging requirements for spiny-tailed iguanas vary depending on the species and size of spiny-tailed iguana you keep. Smaller spiny-tailed iguanas measuring less than 18 inches in overall length: Ctenoasura banded iguana Fiji crested iguana Brachylophus bulabula Brachylophus gau. However, adults are primarily herbivorouseating a variety of flowersleaves, stems, and fruitbut they will opportunistically eat small animals, eggs, and arthropods.

Journal of the International Iguana Society13 2: Predatory attempts on Ctenosaura pectinata Wiegmann, and Tropidodipsas philippii Jan, by Felis catus, Schreber, Mammalia: Check List 9 4: Literature de Queiroz, K.

Systematics of the Ctenosaura group of lizards Reptilia: Calcium and vitamin supplements should be provided two to three times a week gravid pecginata should receive supplemental calcium every day. Bulletin of the U. For some reason, the data did not load properly.

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