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This template sets up an infobox for a reptile or similar animal.

Usage

Green Iguana
Iguana iguana
Physical description
Binomial nameIguana iguana
HabitatArboreal, often found near water
Lifespan10 years (up to 20 in captivity)
Average Size1.5 m (4.9 ft) - 2 m (6.6 ft)
Average weight9.1kg (20 lb)
DietHerbivorous
Conservational Status
StatusNot evaluated
IUCN statusIUCN 3.1
Scientific classification
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyIguanidae
GenusIguana
SpeciesI. iguana
(Linnaeus), 1758
Distribution
Distribution of speciesSouthern Mexico to central Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and the Caribbean
Iguana iguana distribution map
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 |image = Iguana iguana.jpg
 |biname = Iguana iguana
 |habitat = Arboreal, often found near water
 |lspan = 10 years (up to 20 in captivity)
 |size = 2 ft (0.6 m) SV
 |weight = 9.1kg (20 lb)
 |diet = Herbivorous
 |status = Not evaluated
 |iucn = IUCN 3.1
 |kingdom = Animalia
 |phylum = Chordata
 |class = Reptilia
 |order = Squamata
 |family = Iguanidae
 |genus = Iguana
 |species = I. iguana
 |distrib = Southern Mexico to central Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and the Caribbean 
 |distrib image = Iguana iguana distribution map.png
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The template is automatically designed to assign the specific and subspecific names in bold. However you will need to put them in italics for now.

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The image parameter will not understand the image file if you put 'File:' in the beginning of it. For size and weight, use both the metric system and US customary units. For example, 3.5 inches (8.89 cm), or vice versa. For lizards, you should add the SV (Snout-to-Vent) suffix. This will make it easier for reptile hobbyists to determine a lizard's actual body size, as the tail can break off. For snakes this is not a problem, so you can use the TL (Total length, or STL, Snout-to-Tail-Length) suffix. For turtles this is SL (Shell Length).

With higher, more diverse taxa, you do not need to put in as many parameters. For example, species in the Iguania infraorder do not have one solid type of diet. Some are strictly herbivorous, some are carnivores, and some species are a little in between. If they are not all carnivores, herbivores or omnivores, you can omit the diet parameter. The same goes for other parameters.

See Also

Reptipedia:Manual of Style

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