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Green Iguana (juvenile)

iguana iguana

Description:

A large head, a pronounced dewlap, and an impressive crest of comb-like spines that runs down the centre of the back and tail, measuring around three centimetres high. While, like its name suggests, this iguana is usually a shade of green, (from dull, grassy green to vivid turquoise), bright orange individuals may occur in the northern parts of its range, and the colour may also vary with temperature, particularly when young, being bright green when hot and dull and dark when cold. The green iguana's scaly skin is either uniformly coloured, or bears blackish stripes or a contrasting brownish pattern. Prominent large, circular scales are present on the lower jaw below the clearly visible tympanum. Male green iguanas can be distinguished from females by the more pronounced spiny crest and larger head, the more noticeable femoral pores, and the broader cloaca opening.

Habitat:

In our hotel room, Willemstad, Curacao, Kingdom of the Netherlands near the airport.

Notes:

When opening the patio door I accidentally cut of the tail of this Iguana Iguana ( or he dropped it ) I had no idea it was there. We caught it after the photo session and brought it outside away from the hotel.

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Willemstad, Curaçao, Netherlands

Lat: 12.13, Long: -68.94

Spotted on Oct 20, 2016
Submitted on Nov 15, 2017

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