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Fully grown caiman lizards can reach lengths of up to 120 cm. This qualifies them as some of the largest arboreal lizards in South America. Their scales are an olive green to dark brown colour. They have rather bulky bodies and can weigh up to three kilograms.
|Classification||Order: scaled reptiles; family: teiids|
|Diet||Predominantly water snails, but also insects, worms and crustaceans|
|Habitat||Swampy areas of the Amazon|
|Reproduction||Lays an average of 6 eggs; incubation ca. 130 –160 days|