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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 an ambush predator. Individuals can grow to 115.11 g. Common Desert Iguana has sexual reproduction. Reproduction is oviparous and dioecious. Common Desert Iguana relies on running to move around.

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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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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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EOL has data for 28 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Common Desert Iguana. View this species on GBIF