Black Spinytailed Iguana

Ctenosaura similis similis
(Gray 1831)
Quintana Roo, Mexico. June 26, 2016.

Drive through any small town in the Yucatán peninsula, and you’ll find that these lizards are part of the community. Every rock wall is home to at least one; they’re in the gardens, munching on leaves and flowers, and basking on roofs. Every Mayan ruin has a population. These ‘town lizards’ are used to the presence of people, which makes them approachable (to a point of course) for photographs.

My Flickr album for this species is here.

My Flickr album for Yucatan 2016 is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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