Teju Lizard - South America                  Dan Post

Genus Tupinambis

The carnivorous black and yellow lizard lives in most parts of South America.  It grows to a length of 3 feet and eats meat. They are known to raid henhouses and they are in turn valued as meat in some parts of the world. This tropical new world lizard has a long tail and large rectangular scales on the belly.  It is valued for its hide which is used in boots, belts, and hat bands.


Teju Lizard     Teju Lizard in the bathroom


large (to 3 feet) blackish yellow-banded South American lizard; raid henhouses; used as food
teiid, teiid lizard - tropical New World lizard with a long tail and large rectangular scales on the belly and a long tail

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