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Northern Caiman Lizard

Dracaena guianensis


The genus Dracaena (romanized form of the Ancient Greek δράκαινα - drakaina, "female dragon"), also called Caiman Lizards or water tegu, is in the teiid family, along with tegus and ameivas. Caiman lizards are found in South America in Ecuador, Colombia, Peru and Brazil. These lizards spend a lot of time in the water and they inhabit marshes, streams and flooded forests. Caiman lizards often bask on branches overhanging the water.

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Cody.conway 9 years ago

Thanks tom! I'm actually getting this shot printed in large format later this week to frame in my reptile breeding room!

Tom15 9 years ago

Interesting lizard! Nice spotting.

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Parroquia Nuevo Rocafuerte, Provincia de Orellana, Ecuador

Spotted on May 17, 2013
Submitted on May 24, 2013

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