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Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
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Vogel, Peter, A
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Life Sciences (Botany and Zoology); Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
Article Title
Evidence of reproduction in a remnant population of the endangered Jamaican Iguana, Cyclura collei (Lacertilia, Iguanidae)
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Caribbean Journal of Science
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Date of Publication
1994
Volume ID
30
Issue ID
3-4
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234-241
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Abstract
Discusses the endemic Jamaican Iguana Cyclura collei Gray (believed to be extinct) recently discovered in the Hellshire Hills on Jamaica's south coast . Documents nesting, incubation and hatching of the iguana, thus providing baseline information needed for managing the long-term survival of the critically endangered species and its habitat. Emphasizes the importance of taking protective measures during the reproductive season in view of the frequent presence of introduced predators and competitors such as mongooses, dogs and pigs at or near the nesting sites.....
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