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Columbian Tegu

Columbian tegu is a species of tegu found in South America and Panama. The species is known to be agile and powerful. 

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Lacertilia
    Family Teiidae
    Genus Tupinambis
    Scientific Name Tupinambis teguixin

    Other Names Gold tegu, golden tegu, black tegu, common tegu, Colombian tegu, tiger lizard
    Size Around 2 to 3 ft (60 to 100 cm)
    Weight Up to 3.5 to 4 kg
    Color Numerous gold and black stripes on the body
    Distribution Northern and central South America including Panama
    Habitat Tropical forests
    Diet Insects, invertebrates, reptiles, birds, small mammals, fish, sometimes fruit
    Hibernation Fact Undergoes hibernation
    Predators Large lizards
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Average Lifespan 12 to 20 years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on January 27th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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