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Green Iguana

Iguana iguana

Description:

These iguanas always remind me of dinousaurs. Even this Iguana is above 2 m long they are harmless and they are hervivorous. Also they are very good swimmers. They are being threathened by iligal trade. It is always a treat to see them in the wild. This is an adult, juveniles are all green color.

Habitat:

Semi tropical forest in mexican Pacific coast, near water bodies.

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5 Comments

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Thank you Jill Black. Iguanas are common in tropical Mexico.

JillBlack
JillBlack 8 years ago

Great photos of male green iguana I have only ever seen one in the Santiago Zoo Chile would love to see one in the the wild

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you Karen. I didn't know how the Dew lap was called. And yes, it was the biggest iguana of the group, maybe the dominant male?

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

I have never seen one with such an extensive Dew lap.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Now the complete series is uploaded.

LuisStevens
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Spotted on Aug 14, 2012
Submitted on Aug 14, 2012

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