Ctenosaura oedirhina

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ctenosaura oedirhina
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Iguanidae
Genus: Ctenosaura
Species: C. oedirhina
Binomial name
Ctenosaura oedirhina
de Queiroz, 1987
Ctenosaura oedirhina distribution.png

Ctenosaura oedirhina, commonly known as the Roatán spiny-tailed iguana or de Queiroz's Spiny-tailed Iguana, is a species of lizard in the Iguanidae family. It is endemic to Honduras and the island of Roatán, to which one of its common names refers.

Habitat[edit]

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.

Conservation status[edit]

It is threatened by habitat loss.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ariano-Sánchez, D., Burgess, J., Köhler , G., McCranie, J.R., Montgomery, C.E. & Pasachnik, S. (2010). "Ctenosaura oedirhina". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

  • de Queiroz, Kevin. 1987. A New Spiny-tailed Iguana from Honduras, with Comments on Relationships within Ctenosaura (Squamata: Iguania). Copeia 1987 (4): 892-902.