Ctenosaura alfredschmidti

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Ctenosaura alfredschmidti
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Iguanidae
Genus: Ctenosaura
Species: C. alfredschmidti
Binomial name
Ctenosaura alfredschmidti
Köhler, 1995

Ctenosaura alfredschmidti, commonly known as the Campeche spiny-tailed iguana, is a species of lizard in the family Iguanidae.


The specific name, alfredschmidti, is in honor of German herpetoculturist Alfred Schmidt.[1]

Geographic range[edit]

It is endemic to southern Campeche in Mexico. However, in the field year of 2005, this species was also recorded by a scientific expedition to the Rio Azul National Park in the Petén Department in Northern Guatemala. This was the first record in Guatemala's Herpetofauna for this species.


Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Conservation status[edit]

It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.