Cyclura cornuta

Rhinoceros Iguana


IUCN Status: Endangered
Range: Hispaniola
Population: 10,000-17,000
Size: Males, snout to vent length, 22 inches, 22 pounds. Females, snout to vent, 20 inches
Threats: Habitat destruction from wood extraction and charcoal production, feral dogs, cats, pigs, mongoose, and hunting

Rhinoceros Iguanas are endemic to the island of Hispaniola found in both the Dominican Republic and Haiti where they are found in approximately 8 sub-populations.

They inhabit rocky limestone environments including tropical dry forest, lowland shrub areas and coastal forest, they are diurnal spending the night in rock crevices and other natural shelter.