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Common Tegu

Tupinambis teguixin


Roughly 4-5 inches long with yellow spots all over his body.


He was chillin on top of Sugar Loaf mountain with tourists who probably feed him.

1 species ID suggestions

Common Tegu
Tupinambis teguixin


peter 7 years ago

Thank you! I've updated the spotting :)

correaman13 7 years ago

Nice picture. May i suggest some ID's?
The Common Tegu looks simililar to the lizard in this photo, is native to South America (more specifically Brazil) and is lives in the environment associated with the area you've marked as the coordinates.

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Lat: -22.95, Long: -43.16

Spotted on Sep 23, 2010
Submitted on Oct 6, 2010


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