Crocodile tegu

Crocodilurus amazonicus

''Crocodilurus'' is a lizard genus that belongs to the family Teiidae. It is monotypic, with only a single described species ''Crocodilurus amazonicus'', the crocodile tegu. This semi-aquatic lizard has a flattened, paddle-like tail and is found in the Amazon Basin and Guiana Shield in South America. It feeds on arthropods, amphibians, reptiles and fish.
Status: Least concern
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyTeiidae
GenusCrocodilurus
SpeciesC. amazonicus
Photographed in
Peru