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Western Spiny-Tailed Iguana

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The Western Spiny-Tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura pectinata) has been introduced into southern parts of the USA, but is native to the northern parts of Mexico.

These diurnal lizards are fairly quick for their size, and are herbivores. Their diet consists of flowers, fruits, leaves and other vegetation. Western Spiny-Tailed Iguanas prefer to stay in rocky terrain with some tree cover, as they are excellent climbers.

Male Western Spiny-Tailed Iguanas will grow up to 4 feet, or 48 inches long. Females tend to be just slightly smaller. Both sexes are grey or light brown in color and their ventral surface is a medium yellow-brown color. These iguanas get the name from a set of long scales on their tails, which extend from a crest running down their backs.

Take a look at these Western Spiny-Tailed Iguana Pictures.

 
 
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