Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Maned Iguanalope

First discovered by a stranded whaling vessel in the late 19th century, the Maned Iguanalope is endemic to a tiny rocky mesa at the southernmost tip of Patagonia. 
The creature feeds primarily on the carrion of the only other species native to this outcrop, the carnivorous Sloth Badger. According to eyewitness accounts, the Iguanalope's feeding strategy - provided it evades the sloth badger's clumsy ambush - is to simply run until its predator falls over and expires.