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Acta zoológica mexicana

On-line version ISSN 2448-8445Print version ISSN 0065-1737


LARA-LOPEZ, Ma. del Socorro  and  GONZALEZ-ROMERO, Alberto. Alimentación de la iguana verde Iguana iguana (Squamata: Iguanidae) en La Mancha, Veracruz, México. Acta Zool. Mex [online]. 2002, n.85, pp.139-152. ISSN 2448-8445.

During 1990, 1991 and 1992 food habits of the green iguana were studied at "La Mancha", Veracruz. The most important items in the diet were plants (35 spp). In a seasonal diet analysis it was found that leaves of different species were the most important items (57.36%). Flowers (24.15%) and fruits (3.43%) were only eaten when they were available. Mostly all the plant species eaten are representatives of the tropical dry forest (74%) and the highest percentage were weeds (33%) and trees (30%). There was not a significant difference in the diet throughout the year.

Keywords : Green iguana; diet; reptiles; food habits; Veracruz; Mexico.

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