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Ctenosaura similis  (Gray, 1831)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 585835

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Black Spiny-tailed Iguana [English]
 
    Iguana-espinosa rayada [Spanish]
 
    Common Spiny-tailed Iguana [English]
 
    Black Iguana [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      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  
                                  SubfamilyIguaninae   
                                     GenusCtenosaura Wiegmann, 1828 – Spiny-tailed Iguanas  
                                        SpeciesCtenosaura similis (Gray, 1831) – Black Spiny-tailed Iguana, Iguana-espinosa rayada, Common Spiny-tailed Iguana, Black Iguana  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Subspecies Ctenosaura similis multipunctata Barbour and Shreve, 1934 – Providence Spiny-tailed Iguana 
                                           Subspecies Ctenosaura similis similis (Gray, 1831) – Common Spiny-tailed Iguana 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Ctenosaura similis    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: CONABIO: (http://www.conabio.gob.mx/)   
  Reference for: Ctenosaura similis   
       
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: CONABIO: (http://www.conabio.gob.mx/)   
  Reference for: Iguana-espinosa rayada[Spanish]   
       
  Source: Reptile Database (2017), website (version 24-Dec-16)  
  Acquired: 2017   
  Notes: Uetz, P. & Jirí Hosek (eds.), The Reptile Database, (http://www.reptile-database.org)   
  Reference for: Ctenosaura similis, Black Iguana [English]   
       
  Publication(s):    
  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   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1931-7603   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Ctenosaura similis, Common Spiny-tailed Iguana [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   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Ctenosaura similis   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Middle America  
    North America  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Introduced  
    Mexico, Native  
 

 

   

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