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Argentine Red Tegu

Tupinambis rufescens


As hatchlings, most red tegus display little, if any, red coloration. They are typically brownish green with black strips across their width and several broken white stripes down their length. They develop red coloration as they mature, males usually brighter than females. Adult females can reach 3.5ft in length. Males are significantly larger, reaching up to 4.5ft and developing large jowls.


This lizard lives at Tulsa Zoo, Tulsa, OK, USA.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Spotted on Mar 18, 2013
Submitted on Mar 19, 2013

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