The Helmeted Iguana is a specie of lizard from the Corytophanidae family that inhabits the south of Mexico through to Colombia.
It lives in humid and dry forests and feeds on insects, worms and other lizards. Like chameleons, this lizard has the ability to change the colour of its skin from dark to light or vice-versa (it presents different colours depending on the areas it inhabits), depending on the regulation of its temperature using sunlight, it has a great ability to mimic and blend into its environment, and it is therefore difficult to detect. When located it does not flee, its locomotion frequently involves jumps and running on two legs. It is not related to the true chameleons of Africa and Asia.