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
    JournalIRCF Reptiles & Amphibians
    Volume27
    Issue number2
    Early online date31 Jul 2020
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2020

    Keywords

    • Ctenosaura bakeri
    • Predation
    • Boa imperator
    • Honduras

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