800px-Galapagos land iguana feeding
A Galapagos Land Iguana feeding.


Iguanas are herbivorous, so eat fruit, etc.


They are native to tropical areas in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean

An iguana is an herbivorous kind of lizard that is very popular as a pet.

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The two species of lizard within the genus Iguana possess a dewlap, a row of spines running down their back to their tail, and a third "eye" on their head. This eye is known as the parietal eye, visible as a pale scale on the top of the head. Behind their neck are small scales which resemble spikes, known as tuberculate scales. These scales may be a variety of colors and are not always visible from close distances. They have a large round scale on their cheek known as a subtympanic shield.

Iguanas have excellent vision and can see shapes, shadows, colors and movement at long distances. Iguanas use their eyes to navigate through crowded forests, as well as for finding food. They use visual signals to communicate with other members of the same species.