IUCN red list status:
Least Concern

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Common Desert Iguana

About the Common Desert Iguana

The Desert Iguana is one of the most common lizards of Northwestern Mexico and the Southwestern United States. They are pale gray-tan to cream in color with a light brown pattern on their backs and sides. Down the centre of the back is a row of slightly-enlarged, dorsal scales. The species is omnivorous - eating buds, fruits, and leaves and seeds, and also small amounts of insects.

Did you know?

While other lizards burrow to avoid the heat, Desert Iguanas can withstand body temperature up to 46 degrees!