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Iguana delicatissima (West Indian Iguana, Lesser Antillean Iguana)

Synonyms: Amblyrhynchus delicatissima; Iguana nudicollis

Wikipedia Abstract

The Lesser Antillean Iguana (Iguana delicatissima) is a large arboreal lizard endemic to the Lesser Antilles. It is one of two species of lizard of the genus Iguana and is in severe decline due to habitat destruction, feral predators, hunting, and hybridization with its sister species the Green iguana.
View Wikipedia Record: Iguana delicatissima

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Iguana delicatissima


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Bahamoan-Antillean mangroves Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic Neotropic Mangroves      
Caribbean shrublands France, United Kingdom, Dominica, St. Lucia, Netherlands Neotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands      
Lesser Antillean dry forests Grenada, St. Lucia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Windward Islands moist forests Martinique, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf 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

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
North of England Zoological Society

Range Map

Lesser Antilles: Anguilla, St. Martin, Ile Fourchue, Les Iles Fregates, Ile Chevreau, St. Barthelemy, St. Eustatius, Nevis, Antigua, Guadeloupe, La Desirade, Ile des Saintes, Dominica, Martinique, Barbuda, St. Kitts Terra typica: Indiis;



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