AnAge entry for Ctenosaura pectinata. Classification Genus: Ctenosaura; Species: Ctenosaura pectinata; Common name: Western spiny-tailed iguana. Digital Morphology account of the Mexican spinytail iguana, Ctenosaura pectinata, featuring CT-generated animations of the skull and. Pasachnik, S. Ctenosaura similis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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Spiny Tailed Iguana Care Sheet

Jessie Maisano Image processing: DigiMorph Staff Publication Date: Ctenosaura pectinatathe Mexican spinytail iguana, is an herbivorous lizard which reaches a maximum size of mm. In Mexico, it occurs along the Pacific coast from southern Sinaloa to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, occupying rocky hillsides and, occasionally, trees.

There are a total of nine species of Ctenosauraranging through the lowlands of Mexico and Central America as ctenosaurq south as Panama. Within this lineage, C.


Western spiny-tailed iguana (Ctenosaura pectinata) longevity, ageing, and life history

Ctenosaura is not uncommon in museum collections, and its cranium is relatively large and not highly specialized. For these reasons, it is a choice species with which to introduce students to the cranial anatomy of squamates, and the CT imagery presented here, in conjunction with the fine monograph of Oelrichserves xtenosaura an excellent starting point.

Ctenosaura is a member of Iguania see also Phrynosomaone of the two major squamate clades the other being Scleroglossa, including Varanus and Shinisaurus. Within Iguania, Ctenosaura resides in Iguanidae, the clade that includes chuckwallas Sauromalus and all other iguanas see also Dipsosaurus dorsalisthe desert iguana.

Diagnostic features ftenosaura Iguanidae include the position of the parietal foramen in the frontoparietal suture, the fusion of Ctenosauura groove, and the absence of palatine teeth Frost and Etheridge, This specimen is a subadult, as indicated by the incomplete fusion of the braincase elements. The specimen was scanned by Richard Ketcham on 18 February along the coronal axis for a total of slices, each slice 0. Phylogenetic systematics of iguanine lizards.


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A phylogenetic analysis and taxonomy of iguanian lizards Reptilia: The anatomy of the head of Ctenosaura pectinata Iguanidae. An annotated checklist and key to the reptiles of Mexico exclusive of the snakes.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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