A new species of spiny-tailed iguana from Mexico formerly referred to Ctenosaura quinquecarinata (Gray 1842) (Reptilia, Squamata, Iguanidae)

Koehler, G.; Hasbun, C.-Roberto

Senckenbergiana Biologica 81(1-2): 257-267


ISSN/ISBN: 0037-2102
Accession: 010078271

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Ctenosaura oaxacana n. sp., a new species of spiny-tailed iguana, is described from the Pacific versant of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec (Oaxaca, Mexico). Specimens of the new species were previously referred to C. quinquecarinata (GRAY 1842), a species restricted to Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The new species differs from C. quinquecarinata in several scalation and osteologic characteristics as well as in color pattern.