iguana iguana  /aɪɡ ˈwɑ nə/


  • (n) large herbivorous tropical American arboreal lizards with a spiny crest along the back; used as human food in Central America and South America



  1. So we get to the zoo and they brought us inside the reptile house, so we saw iguanas and those amazing turtles that have been around for god knows how long, and like that.
  2. A little investigation provided the explanation: handouts from kindly tourists at a dock were drawing so many iguanas to the site that breeding territories were being broken up.


  1. Alligator only part of menagerie of animals found in SoCal van

    A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was suspicious. When he heard two women were spotted near a Lancaster, Calif., intersection, and one of them was holding an alligator, he didn't buy it. "I'm thinking, 'Yeah, an alligator. OK,'" Deputy Michael Rust told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday. "Maybe an iguana, but an alligator?" He investigated the report Tuesday morning and found not just a 4 ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: KTVU

  2. Lizard Named For Jim Morrison

    ColdWetDog writes "The LA Times has a quick article on a newly named giant lizard: 'An ancient plant eating lizard that looked like an iguana but was closer in size to a German shepherd has been named after Jim Morrison, the late troubled and charismatic lead singer of the Doors.The lizard's name was chosen by Jason Head, a paleontologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a hard-core ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Slashdot

  3. UNL team identifies ancient lizard the size of a German shepherd

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln paleontologist Jason Head and several colleagues have identified such an iguana after studying a fossilized jawbone from 40 million years ago.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Omaha World-Herald

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  1. "John Della Bosca has hit the Iguana jackpot courtesy of (Premier) Morris Iemma," Mr Stoner said. "This only confirms what we already knew - that Morris Iemma is a weak leader."
    on Jun 17, 2008 By: Andrew Stoner Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "I love staying at a place across the river and walking to work," said Jones. "During Iguana was when the downtown flooded. That was an interesting experience."
    on Jan 5, 2007 By: Cherry Jones Source: The Courier News

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