IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)


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Range Description

The Roatn Spiny-tailed Iguana is restricted to Isla Roatn and Isla Barbaretta, Honduras. This iguana has also been recorded from Big Pigeon Cay, an islet of Roatn (McCranie et al. 2005), but this was not confirmed on recent surveys (S. Pasachnik pers. obs. 2010). Similarly, reports of this iguana occurring on Morat, a small island between Roatn and Barbaretta, were not confirmed in 2006 (S. Pasachnik pers. obs.). There are small subpopulations of this iguana on multiple small cays around Roatn, however, the names of these cays are often inconsistent, further hindering systematic surveying (S. Pasachnik pers. obs. 2010). It is recorded as occurring from sea level up to 100 m.


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