Cyclura carinata carinata -

Cyclura carinata carinata

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FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video. The Turks and Caicos rock iguana is a species of lizard endemic to the Turks and Caicos islands. This small iguana can reach 30 in and becomes mature at seven years and may live for twenty. A single clutch of up to nine eggs is laid each year, and these take three months to hatch. This iguana is mostly herbivorous, but supplements this by adding some animal matter to its diet. The Turks and Caicos rock iguana, Cyclura carinata carinata, was first described by American Zoologist Richard Harlan in Fauna Americana in 1825. Its specific name carinata means “keeled” and refers to the animal’s scales. The species is endemic to 50-60 of the 200 islands and cays that make up the Turks and Caicos Islands. It has one subspecies which lives on Booby Cay, Bartsch’s iguana (Cyclura carinata bartschi). Morphological and genetic data indicate that the closest living relative of C. carinata is C. ricordi of Hispaniola.

Detailed information
Full Name: Turks And Caicos iguana (Cyclura carinata carinata)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Reptiles
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Threatened 06/22/1983 Foreign (Headquarters) Wherever found
  • Countries in which the the Turks And Caicos iguana, Wherever found is known to occur: Turks and Caicos Islands
Federal register documents
Citation Page
06/22/1983 48 FR 28460 28464 Listing of 17 Species of Foreign Reptiles as End. or Thr. Species; 48 FR 28460-28464
01/20/1983 48 FR 2562 2566 Proposed Listing of 17 Species of Foreign Reptiles as Endangered and Threatened Species;
No recovery information is available for the Turks And Caicos iguana.
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