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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

,aS:IOKcjfIguanids 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
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