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caiman lizard

Dracaena Teiidae

Description:

The genus Dracaena (romanized form of the Ancient Greek δράκαινα - drakaina, "female dragon"), also called Caiman Lizards, belongs to the family of Teiidae lizards. 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.

Habitat:

South America in Ecuador, Colombia, Peru and Brazil

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7 Comments

Bunan
Bunan 10 years ago

Thanks Auntnance123...

Bunan
Bunan 10 years ago

but the not the savannah monitor...I searched the savannah monitor in Google...they are not so bright like the above

Bunan
Bunan 10 years ago

thanks eberybody...it was a zoo specimen...

auntnance123
auntnance123 10 years ago

savannah monitor?

auntnance123
auntnance123 10 years ago

Is it a zoo specimen or a pet or escapee? That seems really large for an indigenous lizard.

Bunan
Bunan 10 years ago

1.5 or 2 ft approx

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Probably need a little information about how big he is, if you want an ID.

Bunan
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Spotted on Aug 1, 2008
Submitted on Aug 1, 2011

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