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Northern Desert Iguana - Dipsosaurus dorsalis dorsalis

(Baird and Girard, 1852)
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Adult, Isla del Carmen,
Baja California Sur
Juvenile, Isla del Carmen,
Baja California Sur
Adult, Isla del Carmen,
Baja California Sur
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A breeding pair from Bahia de Los Angeles, Baja California. The male was keeping another male away from his female by bobbing his head and chasing way the other male. Then he would go back next to the female. © Stuart Young
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  Adult, Isla del Carmen,
Baja California Sur
 
     
Habitat
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Habitat, Isla del Carmen,
Baja California Sur
Habitat, Isla del Carmen,
Baja California Sur
Adult in habitat from Bahia de Los Angeles, Baja California © Stuart Young
     
Short Videos
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A large adult desert iguana gets used to me and the camera and lets me get very close before he crawls away and does a few push-ups. I crawled under a bush with the same friendly iguana seen to the left and tossed him a desert willow flower which he gobbled up for the camera. More fun than feeding squirrels in the park. Several Northern Desert Iguanas
in the Colorado Desert of California, U.S.A.
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A Northern Desert Iguana darts around and does a territorial push-up display. A juvenile desert iguana in the Mohave desert of California, U.S.A.  

References:


Grismer, L. Lee. Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortés. The University of California Press, 2002.

McPeak, Ron H. Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California. Sea Challengers, 2000.

San Diego Natural History Museum







Baja California Reptiles & Amphibians

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