Teju Lizard - South America           Back to 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.

 

 

 

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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