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Cyclura collei Gray, 1845

Jamaican iguana, Jamaican ground iguana, Jamaican rock iguana

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1940's

Rediscovered in 1990

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered

 

Distribution

Jamaica

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Alberts, A. (compiler and editor). (2000). West Indian Iguanas: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan. IUCN/SSC West Indian Iguana Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Andrus, Adam. (November 08, 2013). Critically Endangered Jamaican iguana imperiled by port development. Available online: https://news.mongabay.com/2013/1108-andrus-jamaican-iguana-imperiled-by-port.html

Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG). (1993). Population and habitat viability analysis for the Jamaican Iguana, Kingston, Jamaica. IUCN/SSC Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, Apple Valley, Minnesota.

Day, David. (1981). The Doomsday Book of Animals: A Natural History of Vanished Species. New York, N.Y.: The Viking Press.

Grant, T. D. (2010). Jamaican Iguana (Cyclura collei) Population Analysis and Breeding Plan for the AZA Rock Iguana Species Survival Plan. San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego, California.

Grant, T. D. and Hudson, R. D. (2014). West Indian iguana Cyclura spp reintroduction and recovery programmes: zoo support and involvement. International Zoo Yearbook. doi: 10.1111/izy.12078 [Abstract]

Gibson, R., Grant, T. and Wilson, B. S. (2010). Cyclura collei. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 16 September 2012.

Lewis, Delano S., van Veen, Rick and Wilson, Byron S. (2011). Conservation implications of small Indian mongoose ([i]Herpestes auropunctatus[/i]) predation in a hotspot within a hotspot: the Hellshire Hills, Jamaica. Biological invasions 13(1): 25-33.

Lowe, Ethon. (2020). Saving the Jamaican iguana. Jamaica Observer, 28 February.

Mittermeier, Russell A. (1972). Jamaica’s Endangered Species. Oryx 11(4): 258-262.

Raspberry, Armed. (2015). Can Headstart programs truly be effective? Genetic assessment of Cyclura collei, the Headstarted Jamaican iguana. M.S. Mississippi State University, thesis. 42 pp. [Abstract]

Searcy, R. A., Villers, L. M., Reams, R. D., Wyatt, J. E., & Pilarski, J. (2009). Captive reproduction of the Jamaican iguana (Cyclura collei). Zoo biology 28(4): 343-349.

Sloane, H. (1725). A Voyage to the Islands of Madeira, Barbados, Nieves, St. Christophers, and Jamaica With Natural History of the Herbs and Trees, Four-footed Beasts, Insects, Reptiles, Etc. of the Last of Those Islands. Vol II. London.

Vogel, Peter. (1994). Evidence of reproduction in a remnant population of the endangered Jamaican iguana, Cyclura collei (Lacertilia: Iguanidae). Caribbean Journal of Science 30: 234-241.

Vogel, Peter, Wilson, Byron, Robinson, Orlando and Hudson, Rick. (2002). Taxon reports: Cyclura collei. Iguana Specialist Group (ISG) Newsletter 5(1): 3-4.

Wilson, B.S., Alberts, A.C., Graham, K.S., Hudson, R.D., Kerr Bjorkland, R., Lewis, D.S., Lung, N.P., Nelson, R., Thompson, N., Kunna, J.L. and Vogel, P. (2004). Survival and reproduction of repatriated Jamaican iguanas: headstarting as a viable conservation strategy. In: A.C. Alberts, R.L. Carter, W.K. Hayes and E.P. Martins (eds), Iguanas: Biology and Conservation, pp. 220-231. University of California Press, Berkeley, California.

Wilson, B.S. and van Veen, R. (2005). Jamaican iguana recovery project, 2005 update. Iguana Specialist Group Newsletter 8(2): 4-6.

Wilson, B.S. and van Veen, R. (2006). Jamaican Iguana Recovery Project. Iguana 13(2): 119-120.

Wilson, B.S. and van Veen, R. (2008). Update: Jamaican iguana recovery project. Iguana Specialist Group Newsletter 11(1): 5.

Wilson, B.S. and Vogel, P. (2000). A survey of the herpetofauna of the Hellshire Hills, Jamaica, including the rediscovery of the blue-tailed galliwasp (Celestus duquesneyi Grant). Caribbean Journal of Science 36(3/4): 244-249.

Woodley, J.D. (1980). Survival of the Jamaican iguana, Cyclura collei. Journal of Herpetology. 14: 45-49.

https://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6#/44234ae6/37

https://www.dw.de/jamaican-iguana-fights-off-extinction-again/a-17097486

https://www.alisolagunanews.com/critically-endangered-jamaican-iguanas-hatch-at-san-diego-zoo-safari-park-population-of-species-once-thought-to-be-extinct-increases-by-four/

https://www.islandconservation.org/jamaican-rock-iguana-sanctuary-goat-islands/

https://www.looptt.com/content/jamaican-iguana-international-success-story-conservationism-3

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/13100/jamaican-iguana-cyclura-collei

 

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