Yellow-backed Spiny-tailed Iguana

Central America


Ctenosaura flavidorsalis


  • Habitat is fragmented and is decreasing in area and quality due to deforestation and regular burning of habitat.
  • The species is also harvested locally for its meat.

Ctenosaura flavidorsalis, commonly known as the yellowback spiny-tailed iguana, is a species of lizard in the family Iguanidae. It is found in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.