Large arboreal reptile that is bred for food in some countries such as Nicaragua. Iguanas have a ‘third eye’, a rudimentary organ located in the middle of the skull in a dorsal position that its ancestors used to look upwards without having to raise their heads. However, its function in iguanas is still unclear. It has a vegetarian diet.

origin: Tropical America
environment: Forest
sleep-wake: Diurnal
average lifespan: 20 years
dimensions: 150 cm


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