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An Adult Desert Iguana

Caption: This is an adult desert iguana (Dipsosaurus dorsalis) photographed near Palm Springs, CA, in the spring. These lizards are primarily herbivorous as adults, prefer very high body temperatures (approximately 40 Celsius), and are very fast sprinters.

Credit: Theodore Garland, UC Riverside.

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