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Land Iguana(Conolophus subcristatus) informations, facts -

Land Iguana(Conolophus subcristatus)
Land Iguana(Conolophus subcristatus)

Land iguana(Conolophus subcristatus) is a colorful, large-sized species of lizards. They are native to Galapagos island. Land iguana is a member of the genus Conolophus. Land iguana is a widespread species. Also, many pet lovers keep it as a pet. They love to live their life in the dry lowlands.



Their scientific name is Conolophus subcristatus. The word comes from a Latin word. land iguanas are known as 'Yellowish land iguana'.

Common Name: Land Iguana
Scientific Name: Conolophus subcristatus
Other Name: Yellowish land iguana

Scientific Classification 

Land iguana belongs to the family Iguanidae. Land iguana is a large-sized lizard species. There are three species on Galapagos island. Land iguanas are widespread species. Their conservation status is 'Vulnerable'.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Genus: Conolophus
Family: ‎Iguanidae
Group: Reptile
Number of Species: 3
Conservation Status: Vulnerable

Living & Habitat

Land iguanas are found on the Galapagos island. Land iguanas are habitats such as dry lowlands.

Living Locations: Galapagos island
Habitat: Dry lowland

Physical Classification

Land iguana is a large-sized lizard and whole body covers with rough skin. Land iguana has a spikey dorsal crest that runs along their neck and back. They have a heavy body and thick and powerful legs. The males are larger than the females. An adult land iguana length around  3 ft to 5 ft. Their weight around 11 kg to 13 kg. They can run at speed of up to 40 km/h.

Color: Yellow, Black, Brown
Skin Type: Rough skin
Weight: 11 kg to 13 kg (Approx)
Size: 3 ft to 5 ft (Approx)
Top Speed: Up to 40 km/h (Approx)


Land iguanas are mainly part of the Herbivores diet, which means they only eat plants. They mostly eat fruits, small plants, vegetables. But some land iguanas are following the carnivores diet. They have some natural predators like hawks, herons.

Diet: Herbivores
Favorite Food: Fruits, Vegetables, Small plants
Predator: Hawks, Herons


Their lifespan up to 60 years, but some are live up to 65 years. Land iguanas are diurnal, solitary lizard species. They are very active in daylight. They can breed in any place. At the age of 3 to 5 years females and at the age of 6 to 8 males are ready to sexually mature. After the incubation period lasts around 90 to 125 days. Land iguana lay 2 to 20 eggs in a breeding season. The young land iguana is called 'Hatchling'. Those young spend one year with their mothers.

Lifestyle: Diurnal
Group Behavior: Solitary
Lifespan: Up to 60 Years
Age of Sexual Maturity: 3 to 8 Years
Incubation Period: 90 to 125 Days
Average Litter Size: 2 to 20
Baby called: Hatchling
Age of Weaning: 1 Year

Short Facts

  • After mating, females migrate to sandy areas to make their nest and laying 2–20 eggs in a burrow about 50 cm deep.




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