Ctenosaura melanosterna

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Ctenosaura melanosterna
Honduran spinytailed iguana.jpg
Black-chested spiny-tailed iguana
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Iguanidae
Genus: Ctenosaura
Species: C. melanosterna
Binomial name
Ctenosaura melanosterna
Buckley & Axtell, 1997
Ctenosaura melanosterna distribution.png
Ctenosaura melanosterna in the Vienna Zoo

Ctenosaura melanosterna, commonly known as the black-chested spiny-tailed iguana, is a species of lizard in the Iguanidae family.

Geographic range[edit]

It is endemic to Honduras.

Habitat[edit]

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.

Conservation status[edit]

It is threatened by habitat loss.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pasachnik, S., Montgomery, C.E. & Henningheim, E. (2012). "Ctenosaura melanosterna". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Buckley, L.J., and R.W. Axtell. 1997. Evidence for the Specific Status of the Honduran Lizards Formerly Referred to Ctenosaura palearis (Reptilia: Squamata: Iguanidae). Copeia 1997 (1): 138-150.