Rhinoceros Iguana

The Rhinoceros Iguana is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Rhinoceros Iguana (Cyclura cornuta) is a threatened species of lizard of the genus Cyclura that is primarily found on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, shared by the Republic of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. More

Wild populations of Rhinoceros iguana are threatened by habitat destruction, hunting for food and pet trade, and the introduction of predators such as cats, dogs, mongoose and pigs. This page is courtesy of Suzanne ter Huurne and used with her permission. She retains all copyrights. More

According to Schwartz and Carey (1977), rhinoceros iguanas can be distinguished from the other two recognized subspecies, the Mona Island iguana (C. cornuta stejnegeri) and the extinct Navassa Island iguana (C. cornuta onchiopsis; Schwartz and Henderson 1991), by a combination of scale counts and femoral pore number. More

One of the largest of the Iguanas, mature Rhinoceros Iguanas can be anywhere from two to four feet in length. They get their name from three horn-like outgrowths on the end of their nose. More

Rhinoceros IguanaWhat is Rhinoceros IguanaThe rhinoceros iguana claims the Galapagos marine iguana as its relative. It inhabits mainly the tropical dry forest of North America especially in the Caribbean Sea and the island of Hispaniola. More

Rhinoceros Iguana at the Glasgow Zoo Rhinoceros Iguana at The ARKive Page author: Crystal Cook E-mail@: crycook@aol.com or mac@whozoo. More

Rhinoceros iguanas live only on the island of Hispaniola, in dry tropical scrubland. Their numbers have declined steadily since the early 1980s, partly because of habitat destruction. More

Rhino, a 23-year-old rhinoceros iguana, is one of the zoo's most beloved lizards. He loves a scratch and massage and will stand up on all fours just to make sure you don't miss any spots. Elle, a 10-year-old rhinoceros iguana, is Rhino's girlfriend. More

The rhinoceros iguana (Cyclura cornuta) is a large iguana whose common name was inspired by the several enlarged, horn-like scales on its snout that resemble the horns of a rhinoceros. Rhinoceros iguanas (Cyclura cornuta) grow to lengths of 61cm-122cm (24in-48in). More

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The rhinoceros iguana is found only on the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea. A closely related species or subspecies (scientific opinions vary) was found on Navassa Island, but is now believed extinct. More

Rhinoceros iguanas are terrestrial reptiles that prefer dry, rocky terrain in coastal areas, but also inhabit scrub woodlands, semi-deciduous forests and dry to subtropical, moist forests (2) (6). Although primarily coastal, human expansion has forced many populations to retreat further inland (4). More

Rhinoceros iguana ssp cornuta - eye detail© Stephen Dalton / www.nhpa.co.uk Rhinoceros iguanas, ssp. cornuta Rhinoceros iguanas, ssp. cornuta© Joe Blossom / www.nhpa.co.uk Rhinoceros iguana ssp. cornuta gaping Rhinoceros iguana ssp. cornuta gaping© Stephen Dalton / www.nhpa.co. More

Growing up: Rhinoceros iguanas mate in the spring just before the rainy season. Females excavate a tunnel about one metre in length in which they lay up to 34 eggs. The young iguanas hatch up to six months later. More

The Rhinoceros Iguana is native to the island of Hispaniola (Haiti and The Dominican Republic) and several surrounding West Indian Islands. These iguanas live in areas of open scrub, among rocks and cactus thickets. More

Like all squamates, this Rhinoceros Iguana is covered in scales—small, hard, platelike thickenings of the skin. Scales protect bodies and help reduce water loss. Unlike fish scales, squamate scales are specialized folds of skin. More

A rhinoceros iguana can lash its tail with a great amount of force. Suggested Readings Burghardt, Gordon M. and Stanley A. Rand. Iguanas of the World. Park Ridge: Noyes Publication, 1982.Grzimek, Bernhard. Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia Vol. 6. More

iguana) and not the rhinoceros iguana (Cyclura cornuta cornuta), which does have some interesting head ornamentation, from whence it received its name. More

Rhinoceros Iguana (Cyclura cornuta) at Frankfurter Zoo, Germany. Date 07.07.2007. Photographer: Frank C. M??ller (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Frank_C. More

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The Rhinoceros Iguana is a species of lizard belonging to the genus Cyclura. The generic name (Cyclura) is derived from the Ancient Greek cyclos (κύκλος) meaning "circular" and ourá (οὐρά) meaning "tail", after the thick-ringed tail characteristic of all Cyclura. More

Common names

Cyclura cornuta in French - français
Cyclure cornu in French - français
horned ground iguana in English - English
Iguane cornu in French - français
Iguane terrestre cornu in French - français
Igwan frikornek in Breton - brezhoneg
Nashornleguan in German - Deutsch
Rhinoceros Iguana in English - English
Rhinoceros Lizard in English - English
rhinocerus iguana in English - English
サイイグアナ in Japanese - 日本語

Picture of Cyclura cornuta has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution.
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Order : Squamata
Family : Iguanidae
Genus : Cyclura
Species : Cyclura cornuta
Authority : BONNATERRE 1789