The Land Iguana is largely a vegetarian. The prickly pear cactus (Opuntia) is a major food source; the lizard eats the cactus fruit and leaves by moving the cactus around in its mouth until all the spines are worked off (Mattison 1989).
This article is unpublished.
Appears under "Trophic Strategy"
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