Jamaican Iguana

Cyclura collei

Body Length:14–20"
Geographic Distribution:Jamaica
Habitat:Island forests
Wild Diet:Leaves, fruits and flowers from a variety of plants
Status in the Wild:Critically Endangered
Location:Reptiles and Birds

The Jamaican iguana is a medium sized grayish-green iguana. Dark olive stripes run across its back onto its long thin tail. The dorsal crest has a blueish tint, and there are yellow-beige spots across the entirety of the iguana. Males are larger than females. This species of iguana is the second-largest land animal native to Jamaica. It was widely thought to be extinct until its rediscovery in the 1990s. The Jamaican iguana is one of the most endangered reptiles in the world. Conservation Programs: Species Survival Plan