Cyclura lewisi •

Cyclura lewisi

Cyclura lewisi NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.

ITIS Reports — Cyclura lewisi ITIS (the Integrated Taxonomic Information System) is a source for authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world. They were formerly widespread in dry and coastal habitats throughout the island, but due to severe habitat loss and predation, they are now found only in the High Rock-Battle Hill area to the east and south of the Queen’s Highway.

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 blue iguana, also known as the Grand Cayman ground iguana, Grand Cayman blue iguana or Cayman Island rock iguana, is an endangered species of lizard which is endemic to the island of Grand Cayman. It was previously considered to be a subspecies of the Cuban iguana, Cyclura nubila, but in a 2004 article Frederic J. Burton reclassified it as a separate species because according to him the genetic differences discovered four years earlier between the different C. nubila populations warranted this interpretation. The blue iguana is one of the longest-living species of lizard.

Detailed information
Full Name: Grand Cayman ground iguana (Cyclura lewisi)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Reptiles
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Endangered 06/22/1983 Foreign (Headquarters) Wherever found
  • Countries in which the the Grand Cayman ground iguana, Wherever found is known to occur: Cayman Islands
Federal register documents
Citation Page
09/12/2016 81 FR 62657 62659 Taxonomic Correction for the Grand Cayman Ground Iguana: Direct final rule.
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 Grand Cayman ground iguana.
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