Guatemalan spiny-tailed iguana

The Guatemalan spiny-tailed iguana is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

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The Guatemalan spiny-tailed iguana (Ctenosaura palearis) is a species of spiny-tailed iguana endemic to the Motagua Valley, Guatemala. This species is threatened by habitat loss and illegal trade. These iguanas are used as a source of food by natives. More

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Guatemalan spiny-tailed iguana has a relatively ... More

Guatemalan spiny-tailed iguana has a relatively slender body that is greyish-brown with some blackish banding. More

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In the past, the Guatemalan spiny-tailed iguana has been heavily hunted for both food and the international pet trade (2). Collection for the pet trade continues today, but is not believed to pose such as serious threat as habitat loss (1). More

Common names

Ctenosaura palearis in Spanish - espaƱol
Guatemalan spiny-tailed iguana in English - English

Order : Squamata
Family : Iguanidae
Genus : Ctenosaura
Species : Ctenosaura palearis
Authority : STEJNEGER 1899