The Western Spiny-Tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura
pectinata) has been introduced into southern parts
of the USA, but is native to the northern parts of Mexico.
lizards are fairly quick for their
size, and are herbivores. Their diet consists of flowers,
fruits, leaves and other vegetation. Western Spiny-Tailed
Iguanas prefer to stay in rocky terrain with some tree
cover, as they are excellent climbers.
Male Western Spiny-Tailed Iguanas
will grow up to 4 feet, or 48 inches long. Females tend
to be just slightly smaller. Both sexes are grey or
light brown in color and their ventral surface is a
medium yellow-brown color. These iguanas
get the name from a set of long scales on their tails,
which extend from a crest running down their backs.
Take a look at these Western
Spiny-Tailed Iguana Pictures.