Ctenosaura oedirhina

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ctenosaura oedirhina
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 family Iguanidae. It is endemic to Honduras and the island of Roatán, to which one of its common names refers.


Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.

Conservation status[edit]

It is threatened by habitat loss.


  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.