Predation of a Utila Spiny-tailed Iguana, Ctenosaura bakeri (Iguanidae), by a Central American Boa, Boa imperator (Boidae), on Utila, Isla de la Bahia, Honduras

Daisy Maryon, Tom Brown, David Lee

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Abstract

The Utila Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura bakeri) is a critically endangered species endemic to the island of Utila in the Bay Islands Archipelago off the northern coast of Honduras. The following note documents predation of C. bakeri by at least two snake species, in the form of two observations of Boa imperator preying on adult female and male iguanas, as well as Oxybelis aeneus predating a hatchling.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-266
Number of pages2
JournalReptiles & Amphibians
Volume27
Issue number2
Early online date31 Jul 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2020

Keywords

  • Ctenosaura bakeri
  • Predation
  • Boa imperator
  • Honduras

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