conolophus

Galapagos land iguana (Conolophus subcristatus) in low vegetation on Isla Santa Cruz. The scales and the color combine to make it look like a mutant corn cobb. This species is known to have a carotenoids in their blood (probably from the plants they eat), but I’m not sure anyone has analyzed the skin. Somebody needs to get on that, if a dead one can be found.

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