Santa Fe Land Iguana

The third type of iguana found on the Galapagos is the Santa Fe Land Iguana (Conolophus pallidus).  They have small dorsal spines, a brownish color, tapered snout and can weigh up to 25 pounds.  Due to their color they have perfectly adapted to their surroundings and therefore are harder to observe than the other land iguana.  Their plant diet consists mostly of prickly-pear cactus, but sometimes they will eat insects and carrion.  Since they are only found on the Sante Fe island and females can only lay between three and eleven eggs, they are considered vulnerable, however the extinction of the feral goat has allowed them to help survive.