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(Ctenosuara similis)

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The Ctenosaur is also called Black Iguana. Large lizard with a tan, olive, or olive-brown body with (usually 4) dark cross-wise bands; banded limbs; pale-brown, weakly-banded tail with circular rows of scales; back o/ten with red / orange spots;old males have short crest (1cm, a half inch, high) of vertical scales; brown eyes;to 1.2m (4ft), including tail. (Iguana Negra, Garrobo).


Low elevation wet and dry areas on Pacific slope, particularly along Pacific beaches; found on the ground and in trees.

Found in the following Parks:

Carara National Park.
Corcovado National Park.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Ctenosaur (Ctenosuara similis), Costa Rica