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Femoral Pores in Green Iguanas

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Female femoral pores begin to differentiate from male pores around 12 months of age, or 8" snout-vent length.

Female Iguanas

Drawing of a female iguana's femoral pores.




Photo of a female iguana's femoral pores.

On the female, only the first 3-5 pores closest to the vent will be slightly enlarged. The rest will remain grayish pin points.


Male Iguanas

Drawying of male iguana femoral pores. Photo of a male iguana's femoral pores.

In male iguanas, all the femoral pores will be enlarged, including the ones closest to the knee, although the ones near the knee will be smaller than the ones closest to the hip.

Sexing Iguanas

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