Cyclura lewisi

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Photograph by Jeremy Lyon.

Photography Contest, Honorable Mention.

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Cyclura lewisi – Grand Cayman blue iguana, Queen Elizabeth Botanic Park, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Mr. Lyon writes, “Warning signs posted in the parking area inform visitors to check under their cars and behind their wheels before starting their vehicle. Unfortunately, road kills have played as large a role as any other in threatening the native population.

“A very recently declared species, the blue iguana is an example of a radiation event from the Cuban iguana, which has deposited subspecies on the other Cayman islands as well. Once critically endangered with wild individuals numbering little more than a dozen or so, this species has been brought back from the brink of extinction due to intensive conservation over the past few decades. The blue iguana is fighting threats from loss of habitat, invasions from imported common green iguanas, and predation from feral dogs and cats. Fortunately, the efforts of the wildlife conservationists have allowed the wild population to bound back to many hundred wild individuals in recent years.”

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Nice shot. For some reason I want to stress the second syllable in “lewisi”… like George Jefferson. :-)

” the blue iguana is an example of a radiation event from the Cuban iguana”

Precedent for Godzilla?

burllamb said:

“ the blue iguana is an example of a radiation event from the Cuban iguana”

Precedent for Godzilla?

Probably not, but what proportion of creationist “scientists” would actually think that “radiation event” extends to encompass what happened to Bruce Banner?

You know that marking on it’s side in the M shape with a line going through it, well it’s the same as the lines in the palm of my hand is that the case with anyone else. As I don’t go looking at peoples palms.

Marilyn said:

You know that marking on it’s side in the M shape with a line going through it, well it’s the same as the lines in the palm of my hand is that the case with anyone else. As I don’t go looking at peoples palms.

It’s obviously a University of Michigan fan, but the maize and blue ran together. It’s a miracle of (almost) intelligent design!

DS said:

Marilyn said:

You know that marking on it’s side in the M shape with a line going through it, well it’s the same as the lines in the palm of my hand is that the case with anyone else. As I don’t go looking at peoples palms.

It’s obviously a University of Michigan fan, but the maize and blue ran together. It’s a miracle of (almost) intelligent design!

It is the teddy bears in Los Angeles that wear the powder blue.

it seems that their population in Salina is about 441 and its really low. All people should be careful about them. Cyclura lewisi is hopped to reach their goal in 2016.

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