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Cyclura collei (Jamaica Iguana; Jamaican iguana)

Synonyms: Cyclura lophoma

Wikipedia Abstract

The Jamaican iguana (Cyclura collei) is a large species of lizard of the genus Cyclura endemic to Jamaica. It is the largest native land animal in the country, and is critically endangered, even considered extinct between 1948 and 1990. Once found throughout Jamaica and on the offshore islets Great Goat Island and Little Goat Island, it is now confined to the forests of the Hellshire Hills.
View Wikipedia Record: Cyclura collei

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Cyclura collei

Attributes

Top 100 Endangered [1]  Yes

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Bahamoan-Antillean mangroves Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic Neotropic Mangroves      
Jamaican dry forests Jamaica Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Jamaican moist forests Jamaica Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Hellshire Hills Jamaica

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Caribbean Islands Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks And Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands - British, Virgin Islands - U.S. Yes

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Fort Worth Zoological Park
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Hope Zoo (Nature Preservation Found.)
Indianapolis Zoo
Miami Metrozoo
Saint Louis Zoological Park
San Diego Wild Animal Park
Sedgwick County Zoo

Range Map

Jamaica, Goat I, Little Goat I Terra typica: Jamaica.;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Baillie, J.E.M. & Butcher, E. R. (2012) Priceless or Worthless? The world’s most threatened species. Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access