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Rhinoceros Iguana

Cyclura cornuta


A steely grey to dark coloured lizard of the Iguanidae family. Named after the bony 'horns' on the iguanas snout that resemble a rhinoceros horn. They are a very heavy bodied animal with strong legs and a crest of horned scales going from neck to tail tip. They can weigh between 5-9 kilograms. Mostly a diurnal species and will quickly escape when threatened or aggresively bite or strike with their thick tail when cornered.


Primarily found on islands of the Caribbean, prefering areas of scrub woodland, dry forests, rocky habitats and lowlands. Primarily live in rocky outcrops with little cover by vegetation.


This is a captive animal spotted at Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast, QLD.

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1 Comment

SeanWeekly 9 years ago

Nice pictures Shari :)

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4558, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Sep 6, 2010
Submitted on Oct 24, 2011

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