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Green Iguana

Iguana iguana

Description:

Not green at all, but still a Green Iguana. Only the young ones are bright green. They seem to get dull gray or brown, or even orange as they grow older. The really big, old males, are sometimes bright orange. // No es verde, a pesar de ser una "Iguana Verde". Solo los jóvenes son verde brillante. Mientras que se envejecen, pierden el color y se vuelven gris o café. ¡Los grandes y viejos machos suelen ser anaranjados!

Habitat:

Laguna artificial en zona riparia del Río Yeguare, 750 msnm. // Artificial lagoon (for aquaculture) in riparian zone of the Yeguare River, 750 masl.

Notes:

This species is common on the Zamorano campus. Often hang around the edges of the aquaculture lagoons.

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Especie identificada por primera vez en 1758 por Linnaeus, a lo largo de los años ha tendio varios cambios de nombre. Pertenece al orden Squamata y la familia Iguanidae. No está presenta en la lista UICN

Fuente: Uetz P. & Hošek J. (2016). The Reptile Database (version 3.0, Mar 2013). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 28th July 2016 (Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Kunze T., Flann C., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., eds). Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/col. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.

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Francisco Morazán, Honduras

Spotted on Apr 28, 2013
Submitted on Jul 15, 2015

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