Mona Ground Iguana (Cyclura stejnegeri)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

Mona ground iguanas are massive, primeval-looking lizards growing 3 to 4 feet in length, with several small horns protruding from the snout, two prominent bulges crowning the head, sagging jowl muscles in older individuals, a throat fan or dewlap, a crest along the back, and wrinkled skin of a dark brown color. Juvenile iguanas have a banded pattern which lasts until they are about 3 years old.

  • States/US Territories in which the Mona Ground Iguana, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  Puerto Rico
  • US Counties in which the Mona Ground Iguana, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
03/06/1978 Southeast Region (Region 4) Wherever found

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
09/21/2007 72 FR 54061 54062 5-Year Review of 18 Caribbean Species
05/26/1977 42 FR 27003 27007 Proposed Determination of Threatened Status for Three Reptiles from Mona Island, Puerto Rico with Critical Habitat; 42 FR 27003 27007 (Mona boa, Epicrates monensis; Mona ground iguana, Cyclura stejnegeri; Mona blind snake, Typhlops monensis)
02/03/1978 43 FR 4618 4621 Final Determination of Threatened Status and Critical Habitat for the Mona Boa and Mona Ground Iguana

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
04/19/1984 Recovery Plan for the Mona Iguana View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
09/21/2007 72 FR 54061 54062 5-Year Review of 18 Caribbean Species
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
Five Year Review
Date Title
03/04/2015 5-YEAR REVIEW Mona ground iguana (Cyclura stejnegeri)

» Critical Habitat

Date Citation Page Title Document Type Status
02/03/1978 43 FR 4618 4621 Final Determination of Threatened Status and Critical Habitat for the Mona Boa and Mona Ground Iguana Final Rule Final designated

To learn more about critical habitat please see http://ecos.fws.gov/crithab

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Mona Ground Iguana.

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

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