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Desert Iguana

Dipsosaurus dorsalis


Grey, long tail, faint dorsal ridge, fast runner


Desert scrub, South of Phoenix, toward Nogales & Yuma.


This particular Desert Iguana was a pet/education animal until he died of old age, he was at least 14 years old, possibly older.

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

I'll add it for you KatHulaParks. But there must be an "edit" option for existing spottings which opens the spotting form, just like when you add a new spotting. :-)

KatHulaParks 6 years ago

The only location to add the species was in the suggest an ID section, which I have done. Thank you, Scott.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

The scientific name of the desert iguana is Dipsosaurus dorsalis. Please insert this into the space reserved for scientific name (while editing) so that your spotting is marked as identified in the Project Noah spotting database. Thanks

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Arizona, USA

Spotted on Jan 21, 2012
Submitted on Jan 21, 2013

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