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.

Etymology[edit]

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.

Habitat[edit]

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Conservation status[edit]

It is threatened by habitat loss.

References[edit]

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