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Galapagos Land Iguana

Conolophus subcristatus

  • Family: Iguanidae
  • Adult Size: Up to 4 feet in total length
  • Range: Galapagos Islands
  • Habitat: Rocky open ‘cactus forest’
  • Captive Lifespan: Not Applicable
  • Dangerous:
  • Care Level: Not Applicable


No one keeps Galapagos land iguanas in captivity outside their Ecuadorian homeland, though a couple colonies exist in their home islands at research stations. In the wild, Galapagos land iguanas are vegetarians that feed heavily upon cactus pads and fruits. Galapagos land iguanas inhabit burrows dug with powerful limbs in the volcanic soil of their native haunts. Up to 25 eggs are laid there.

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