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Ctenosaura  Wiegmann, 1828
Taxonomic Serial No.: 173915

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Enyaliosaurus Gray, 1845
  Common Name(s): Spiny-tailed Iguanas [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2017   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbènes, lézards, serpents  
                            SuborderIguania  – iguanes, Iguanas  
                               FamilyIguanidae  – American Arboreal Lizards, Chuckwallas, Iguanas, Iguanids  
                                     GenusCtenosaura Wiegmann, 1828 – Spiny-tailed Iguanas  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Species Ctenosaura acanthura (Shaw, 1802) – Iguana-espinosa del Golfo, Northeastern Spinytail Iguana, Veracruz Spiny-tailed Iguana 
                                        Species Ctenosaura alfredschmidti G. Köhler, 1995 – Campeche Spiny-tailed Iguana 
                                        Species Ctenosaura bakeri Stejneger, 1901 – Útila Spiny-tailed Iguana, Baker's Spinytail Iguana 
                                        Species Ctenosaura clarki Bailey, 1928 – Garrobo del Balsas, Balsas Spiny-tailed Iguana, Balsas Armed Lizard 
                                        Species Ctenosaura conspicuosa Dickerson, 1919 – San Esteban Spiny-tailed Iguana, San Esteban Spinytail Iguana 
                                        Species Ctenosaura defensor (Cope, 1866) – Yucatán Spinytail Iguana, Yucatán Spiny-tailed Iguana, Garrobo yucateco 
                                        Species Ctenosaura flavidorsalis G. Köhler and Klemmer, 1994 – Yellow-backed Spiny-tailed Iguana 
                                        Species Ctenosaura hemilopha (Cope, 1863) – Iguana-espinosa de Sonora, Short-crested Spiny-tailed Iguana, Baja California Spiny-tailed Iguana, Cape Spinytail Iguana 
                                        Species Ctenosaura macrolopha H. M. Smith, 1972 – Sonoran Spiny-tailed Iguana 
                                        Species Ctenosaura melanosterna Buckley, 1997 – Black-chested Spiny-tailed Iguana 
                                        Species Ctenosaura nolascensis H. M. Smith, 1972 – Nolasco Spiny-tailed Iguana, San Pedro Nolasco Spinytail Iguana 
                                        Species Ctenosaura oaxacana G. Köhler and Hasbun, 2001 – Oaxaca Spiny-tailed Iguana 
                                        Species Ctenosaura oedirhina de Queiroz, 1987 – Roatán Spiny-tailed Iguana, Roatán Spinytail Iguana 
                                        Species Ctenosaura palearis Stejneger, 1899 – Motagua Spiny-tailed Iguana 
                                        Species Ctenosaura pectinata (Wiegmann, 1834) – Mexican Spiny-tailed Iguana, Iguana-espinosa mexicana, Spiny-tailed Iguana, Western Spiny-tailed Iguana, Guerreran Spiny-tailed Iguana 
                                        Species Ctenosaura quinquecarinata (Gray, 1842) – Five-keeled Spiny-tailed Iguana, Garrobo oaxaqueño, Oaxacan Spinytail Iguana 
                                        Species Ctenosaura similis (Gray, 1831) – Black Spiny-tailed Iguana, Iguana-espinosa rayada, Common Spiny-tailed Iguana, Black Iguana 

  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Ctenosaura    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: CONABIO: (   
  Reference for: Ctenosaura   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Ctenosaura   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  Reference for: Ctenosaura   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Buckley, Larry J., Kevin de Queiroz, Tandora D. Grant, Bradford D. Hollingsworth, et al.  
  Publication Date: 2016   
  Article/Chapter Title: A Checklist of the Iguanas of the World (Iguanidae; Iguaninae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Herpetological Conservation and Biology, vol. 11, monograph 6   
  Page(s): 4-46   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1931-7603   
  Reference for: Ctenosaura, Spiny-tailed Iguanas [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Flores-Villela, Oscar / McCoy, C. J., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title: Herpetofauna Mexicana: Lista anotada de las especies de anfibios y reptiles de México, cambios taxonómicos recientes, y nuevas especies   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication, no. 17   
  Page(s): iv + 73   
  Publisher: Carnegie Museum of Natural History   
  Publication Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-911239-42-1   
  Reference for: Ctenosaura   

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