Juvenile Black Spiny-tailed Iguana
Juvenile Black Spiny-tailed Iguana
Ctenosaura similis, Iguanidae
Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, Mexico
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
November 17, 2014

Looking at this little guy you probably wouldn’t guess that it was the same species as this large lazy lizard but you would be wrong. Juveniles in the genus Ctenosaura start out their lives green only later becoming spiny and black.

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