The pelvic bone of the extinct giant iguana is pictured here with the much smaller pelvic bone from a still-living iguana species. The giant iguana’s remains were found in sediments on the main Fijian island of Viti Levu. This iguana would have measured around half a metre from the tip of its snout to its vent. It is thought that it became extinct shortly after human arrival in Fiji – around 3,000 years ago.
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Photograph by Jim Palmer and T. H. Worthy
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