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Conservation of an Endangered Bahamian Rock Iguana, II

Ronald L. Carter and William K. Hayes

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/9780520238541.003.0021
Conservation of an Endangered Bahamian Rock Iguana, II

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This chapter analyzes morphological and genetic variations within and between the three subspecies of the San Salvador iguana (Cyclura rileyi). It considers several aspects of morphology including body size, frequency of injuries, femoral pore counts, and head scalation. It also presents recommendations for conservation and future research on C. rileyi.

Keywords: morphological variation; genetic variation; San Salvador iguana; Cyclura rileyi; body size; femoral pore counts; head scalation

Chapter.  7735 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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