Rhinoceros Iguana Skull Replica measures 5.7x4x3 inches. Rhinoceros Iguana Skull Replica is museum quality replica polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Cyclura cornuta 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 rhinoceros iguana, Rhino iguana or Cyclura cornuta is a threatened species of lizard in the family Iguanidae that is primarily found on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, shared by the Republic of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

They vary in length from 24 to 54 in. and skin colors range from a steely grey to a dark green and even brown. Their name derives from the bony-plated pseudo-horn or outgrowth which resembles the horn of a rhinoceros on the iguana’s snout.

The rhinoceros iguana or Cyclura cornuta, like other members of the genus Cyclura cornuta, is a large-bodied, heavy-headed lizard with strong legs and a vertically flattened tail. A crest of pointed horned scales extends from the nape of their neck to the tip of their tail. The rhinoceros iguana or Cyclura cornuta color is a uniform gray to drab brown. Most adults weigh 10.1 lbs to 20 lbs.

These rhinoceros iguana or Cyclura cornuta are characterized by the growth of bony prominent tubercles on their snouts which resemble horns. The male possess an adipose pad in the form of a helmet on the occipital region of the head, and a large dewlap.

This species, like other species of Cyclura cornuta, is sexually dimorphic; males are larger than females, and have more prominent dorsal crests and “horns” in addition to large femoral pores on their thighs, which are used to release pheromones.

The rhinoceros iguana or Cyclura cornuta consumes leaves, flowers, berries, and fruits. The seeds passing through the digestive tracts of Cycluras germinate more rapidly than those that do not.

As the largest native herbivores of their island’s ecosystem, they are essential for maintaining the balance between climate and vegetation. Rhinoceros iguanas or Cyclura cornuta do appear to be opportunistic carnivores as individual animals have been observed eating small lizards, snakes, and insects.

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Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 5.7 × 4 × 3 in
Rhinoceros Iguana Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Iguanidae
Genus: Cyclura
Species: C. cornuta
Binomial name: Cyclura cornuta
Conservation status: Near Threatened


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