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Cyclura cornuta (Rhinoceros Iguana)

Synonyms: Hypsilophus cornutus; Iguana cornuta; Lacerta cornuta; Metapoceros cornutus; Metopoceros cornutus

Wikipedia Abstract

The rhinoceros iguana also known as "Goliath Dragons" (Cyclura cornuta) is a threatened species of lizard in the family Iguanidae that is primarily found on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, shared by the Republic of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. They vary in length from 60 to 136 centimetres (24 to 54 in) and skin colors range from a steely gray to a dark green and even brown. Their name derives from the bony-plated pseudo-horn or outgrowth which resembles the horn of a rhinoceros on the iguana's snout.
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Cyclura cornuta cornuta (Rhinoceros iguana)
Cyclura cornuta onchiopsis (Navassa Island Iguana)
Cyclura cornuta stejnegeri (Mona Island iguana) (Endangered)


Adult Weight [1]  9.12 lbs (4.14 kg)
Diet [2]  Herbivore
Maximum Longevity [3]  23 years


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Bahamoan-Antillean mangroves Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic Neotropic Mangroves      
Enriquillo wetlands Haiti, Dominican Republic Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Hispaniolan dry forests Haiti, Dominican Republic Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Hispaniolan moist forests Haiti, Dominican Republic Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Hispaniolan pine forests Haiti, Dominican Republic Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests

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


Homo sapiens (man)[4]
Sus scrofa (wild boar)[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Artis Zoo
Australia Zoocornuta
Blackpool Zoo
Bristol Zoo Gardenscornuta
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Cape May County Park Zoo
Central Florida Zoological Parkcornuta
Chessington World of Adventures, Ltd.
Clyde Peeling's Reptilandcornuta
Colchester Zoo
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardenscornuta
Dallas Zoo
Dept. of National Zoological Gardenscornuta
Dierenpark de Oliemeulen (Zoo Tilburg)
Dierenpark Emmen
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Drayton Manor Park Zoo
Dudley Zoological Gardens
Dusit (Bangkok) Zoological Park
El Paso Zoo
Fort Worth Zoological Park
Greenville Zoo
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Indianapolis Zoocornuta
Jardim Zoologico / Lisbon Zoo
Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden
Lion Country Safari Inc - Floridacornuta
Münchener Tierpark Hellabrunn
Mesker Park Zoocornuta
Miami Metrozoocornuta
Mogo Zoo P/Lcornuta
Moscow Zoological Parkcornuta
Nat'l Mississippi River Museum & Aquar
Nat'l Zoological Gardens of S. Africacornuta
National Zoo & Aquariumcornuta
Nikolaev Zoo of Nikolaev-City Council
North of England Zoological Society
Oasys Parque del Desierto de Tabernas
Out of Africa Wildlife Park
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Parkcornuta
Parc Zoologic de Barcelona
Parken Zoo i Eskilstuna AB
Phoenix Zoocornuta
Port Lympne Wild Animal Parkcornuta
Riga Zoo
Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventurecornuta
Rome Zoo-Fondazione Bioparco di Romacornuta
Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Parkcornuta
Rotterdam Zoo
Schoenbrunner Tiergarten GmbH
Singapore Zoological Gardens
Staten Island Zoo
Symbio Wildlife Gardenscornuta
Taronga Zoocornuta
Terrarium Vissenbjerg
Tierpark Dählhölzli
Topeka Zoological Park
Utica Zoocornuta
Westfalischer Zoologischer Gtn Munster
Wildlife World Zoo
Wilhelma Zoo
Wingham Wildlife Park
Woodland Park Zoological Gardenscornuta
Zoo and Aqua-Terrarium Ltd. Pécs
Zoo of Antwerp
Zoological Garden Prague
Zoological Society of London
Zoological Society of Trinidad &Tobago
Zoologicka Zahrada Mesta Brna
Zoologischer Garten Frankfurt
Zoologischer Garten Saarbruecken
Zoologischer Garten Schmiding


Hispaniola (Dominican Republic, Haiti), Isla Beata, Ile de la Petite Gonave, Ile de la Tortue, Ile Grande Cayemite, Ile de la Petite Cayemite, Isla Saona, Isla Cabritos, Navassa, Isla Mona, Puerto Rico (USA) Cyclura cornuta cornuta: Hispaniola and sate;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Length–weight allometries in lizards, S. Meiri, Journal of Zoology 281 (2010) 218–226
2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
3de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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
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