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Iguanidae
Desert Iguana
A Desert Iguana, with features typical to that of a baseline iguanid
Physical description
DietHerbivorous
Scientific classification
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
SuborderLacertilia
InfraorderIguania
FamilyIguanidae
Distribution
Distribution of speciesThroughout most of the New World, with the rest around Oceania[1]

Iguanidae is a family of relatively large herbivorous lizards, containing the Green Iguana, chuckwallas, Marine Iguanas, and other iguanas.

Description Edit

Iguanids are usually large, and plump to an extent. The dorsal scales of iguanids are granular, with a single median ridge that starts from the back of the neck all the way down to the base of the tail, sometimes including spines.

Taxonomy Edit

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References Edit

  1. Stebbins, Robert. The Peterson Field Guide Series: A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians. 3rd Edition. Boston, NY: Houghton, 2003. 268. Print.
  2. Iguanidae on Wikispecies