Images of Colombia - Reptiles

 Diploglossus millepunctatus Skink Malpelo Colombia PSP5317



Basiliscus basiliscus Basilisk Lizard 
Gorgona Island Colombia PSP4636


Ameiva festiva Malaga Colombia PSP8329




 Anolis agassizi (Male) Malpelo PSP5446




Iguana iguana Yaguarra Huila Department Colombia 
DSC_8446 




Boa Constrictor Gorgona Colombia




 Unidentified Black Lizard Malaga Colombia PSP3647




 Baby Green Iguana Malaga Colombia PSP9317




Female Iguana iguana Cartagena Colombia DSC_9009 



Anolis agassizi (Female) licking salt from skin Malpelo 
PSP5351 



Colombia is the second most biologically diverse country on Earth, being home to about 10 percent of the world's species. This rich biodiversity results from Colombia's varied ecosystems, which range from  tropical rainforest, to coastal cloud forests, to open savannas or high Páramo
More than 1,821 species of birds, 623 species of amphibians, 467 species of mammals, 518 species  of reptiles, and 3,200 species of fish have so far been recorded in Colombia, with new species being often discovered. 
In 2009 fossil hunters working in an open pit coal mine in N.E Colombia discovered the remains of a snake that would have measured at least 13 metres long and weighing around 1.140 kg. It's prey brobably included alligators. It has been aptly named Titanoboa cerrejonensis by its discoverers. With regards to flora, Colombia has a staggering 51,220 species of plants, nearly 30 percent of these being endemic. 

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