Cyclura nubila caymanensis 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.
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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. Cyclura nubila caymanensis, the Lesser Caymans iguana, Cayman Brac iguana, Cayman Island brown iguana or Sister Isles iguana, is a critically endangered subspecies of the Cuban iguana. It is native to two islands to the south of Cuba: Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, which are also known as the Sister Isles due to their similar shapes and close proximity to each other. This subspecies is in decline due to habitat encroachment by human development and predation by feral dogs and cats. It is nearly extinct on Cayman Brac where fewer than 100 animals live, while Little Cayman supports a population of about 1,500 animals.
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|Threatened||06/22/1983||Foreign (Headquarters)||Wherever found|
|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;|