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Spanish Name: Iguana Negra, Gallina de Palo. A large lizard, nearly a meter long, sunning itself on rocks.
Beachside scrub of the Corcovado National Park.
Habitat This animal requires sunning areas with perches, which may be rocks, boulders, fallen trees, dead snags, or fence posts. They must seek shade and sunshine in turn to keep their body temperature at a healthy level. Beyond this requirement, its habitat is flexible. The ctenosaur can live in beachside scrub, dry deciduous and moist forests, and disturbed adjacent zones such as pastures. They have been found living in gardens and other settings within urban areas.