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Conservation of an Endangered Bahamian Rock Iguana, I

William K. Hayes, Ronald L. Carter, Cyril, Jr. Samuel and Benjamin Thornton

in Iguanas

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780520238541
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520930117 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520238541.003.0020
Conservation of an Endangered Bahamian Rock Iguana, I

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This chapter describes the findings of long-term research on the critically endangered San Salvador rock iguana, Cyclura rileyi. It begins with detailed assessments of all known C. rileyi populations, including population size, morphological features, demographic measures, habitat characteristics, and identified threats. It then describes several projects for invasive species control and habitat restoration. It also describes the behavioral ecology of several populations, including foraging and diet, predation, home range and habitat use, and reproduction.

Keywords: San Salvador rock iguana; Cyclura rileyi; invasive species control; habitat restoration; behavioral ecology

Chapter.  14708 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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