Ctenosaura oaxacana

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Ctenosaura oaxacana
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Iguanidae
Genus: Ctenosaura
Species: C. oaxacana
Binomial name
Ctenosaura oaxacana
Köhler & Hasbún, 2001

Ctenosaura oaxacana, commonly known as the Oaxacan spiny-tailed iguana, is a species of lizard in the family Iguanidae. It is endemic to Mexico.

Geographic range[edit]

It is found in the Mexican state of Oaxaca.[1]


Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.

Conservation status[edit]

It is threatened by habitat loss.


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

Further reading[edit]

  • Köhler, G. and C.R. Hasbún. 2001. A new species of spiny-tailed iguana from Mexico formerly referred to Ctenosaura quinquecarinata (Gray 1842) (Reptilia: Sauria: Squamata). Senckenbergiana Biologica 82: 235-241. [and/or "(Reptilia, Squamata, Iguanidae). Senckenbergiana biologica 81: 257-267".]