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Of about 600 iguanid species, 38 can be found in Costa Rica.

This animals - Black Ctenosaur - requires sunning areas with perches, which may be rocks, boulders, fallen trees, dead snags, or fence posts. Beyond this requirement, its habitat is flexible. The ctenosaur can live in beachside scrub, dry deciduous and moist forests, and disturbed adjacent zones such as pastures. They have been found living in gardens and other settings within urban areas.

The tail of a ctenosaur can be up to twice the length of the snout-vent length. An adult male can have a total length of 1.3 m and weigh as much as 2 kg. Female total length is just under a meter (87 cm) and weight is closer to 1 kg.

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  • Copyright: Ibrahim Temo (Temo1959) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 16] (34)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-10-17
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2015-11-21 7:15
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