Location: Arizona, Sonoran, and Mojave deserts, and several gulfs of on the California islands
Habitat: Desert with a bit of vegetation like shrubs
With a predominantly white and brown camouflage pattern, desert iguanas blend almost perfectly with their environment and use their smooth bellies to glide through the hot sand and into burrows to escape predators. Partially arboreal omnivores, they are usually found munching on the yellow flowers of the low shrubs known as creosote bushes and occasionally any bugs they happen to come across.
With a general life expectancy of around 7 to 14 years, the Dipsosaurus dorsalis have the ability to change color to help regulate their temperature, turning dark during the early morning to absorb heat and then a lighter shade during the early afternoon to reflect sunlight.