Cyclura rileyi rileyi •

Cyclura rileyi rileyi

Cyclura rileyi rileyi 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 — 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.The San Salvador rock iguana is an endangered species of lizard of the genus Cyclura in the family Iguanidae. First described by Leonhard Stejneger in 1903, it is known commonly in the Bahamas as simply “iguana”.

Its specific name, rileyi, is a Latinized form of the surname of American ornithologist Joseph Harvey Riley, who collected the holotype.

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 rileyi, commonly known as the Bahamian rock iguana or the San Salvador rock iguana, is a critically endangered species of lizard in the family Iguanidae. The species is native to three island groups in the Bahamas, and is in decline due to habitat encroachment by human development and predation by feral dogs and cats. There are three subspecies: the Acklins ground iguana, the White Cay iguana, and the nominotypical subspecies.

Detailed information
Full Name: Watling Island Ground iguana (Cyclura rileyi rileyi)
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 Watling Island Ground iguana, Wherever found is known to occur: Bahamas
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 Watling Island Ground iguana.
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