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Galapagos Land Iguana Skull measures 4.4×3.2×2.8 inches. Galapagos land iguana skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Conolophus subcristatus is the scientific name. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
The Galapagos land iguana, Galapagos Pink land iguana or Conolophus subcristatus, is a species of lizard in the family Iguanidae. It is one of three species of the genus Conolophus. It is endemic to the Galapagos Islands, primarily the islands of Fernandina, Isabela, Santa Cruz, North Seymour, Baltra, and South Plaza.
Charles Darwin described the Galapagos land iguana as ugly animals, of a yellowish orange beneath, and of a brownish-red color above: from their low facial angle they have a singularly stupid appearance.
The Galapagos land iguana grows to a length of 3 to 5 ft. with a body weight of up to 25 lbs., depending upon which island they are from.
The Galapagos land iguana or Conolophus subcristatus being cold-blooded, they absorb heat from the sun by basking on volcanic rock, and at night sleep in burrows to conserve their body heat.
These iguanas also enjoy a symbiotic relationship with birds; the birds remove parasites and ticks, providing relief to the iguanas and food for the birds.
The Galapagos land iguana or Conolophus subcristatus are primarily herbivorous; however, some individuals have shown that they are opportunistic carnivores supplementing their diet with insects, centipedes and carrion.
Because fresh water is scarce on its island habitats, Galapagos land iguana or Conolophus subcristatus obtains the majority of its moisture from the prickly-pear cactus, which makes up 80 percent of its diet.
All parts of the plant are consumed, including the fruit, flowers, pads, and even spines. During the rainy season it will drink from available standing pools of water and feast on yellow flowers of the genus Portulaca.
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