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Dipsosaurus dorsalis (Common Desert Iguana) is a species of Squamata in the family iguanids. It is found in the Nearctic and the Neotropics. It is a ambush predator. Individuals are known to live for 14.6 years.

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  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/ambush
  • Definition: organisms that capture or trap prey by stealth or by strategy (typically not conscious strategy), rather than by speed or by strength.
  • Comment: synonym: sit-and-wait predator
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Common Desert Iguana