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Smith, Henry T;Golden, Elizabeth;Meshaka, Jr, Walter E
Population density estimates for a green iguana (Iguana iguana) colony in a Florida state park
Journal of Kansas Herpetological Society
Journal Article
Iguana iguana
The Green Iguana (Iguana iguana) is a widely distributed, well established, exotic reptile species in southern Florida (Townsend et al. 2003; Meshaka et al. 2004a,b), where it is expanding its geographic range (Meshaka et al. 2004b, Smith et al. 2006), and in urban areas (Meshaka et al. 2004a, McKie et al. 2005) of this region. With its successful colonization of the region comes a need for natural history data to help explain its success and to evaluate possible management options. Using six years of removal data from a state park, we provide the first density estimates of this large primarily herbivorous exotic lizard in southern Florida.