From National Geographic. COMMON NAME: Jamaican iguanas SCIENTIFIC NAME: Cyclura collei TYPE: Reptiles DIET: Herbivore SIZE: One to two feet What is the Jamaican iguana? Jamaican iguanas are darkly colored reptiles with scaly skin, long tails, and triangular stripes running along the length of their spines. Their scale color can range from gray to blue and green. The iguanas are the largest […]

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The blue iguana has lived on the rocky shores of Grand Cayman for at least a couple of million years, preening like a miniature turquoise dragon as it soaked in the sun or sheltered inside crevices. Yet having survived everything from tropical hurricanes to ice ages, it was driven to near-extinction by dogs, cats and […]

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